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Word of the Day (Thursday, March 30)

Today’s word is: believe




verb (used without object), be·lieved,be·liev·ing.

1.  to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so:

Only if one believes in something can one act purposefully.
verb (used with object), be·lieved,be·liev·ing.
Do you believe in magic? have confidence or faith in the truth of (a positive assertion, story, etc.); give credence to.
I believe her side of the story. 
3. to have confidence in the assertions of (a person).
I believe that John can win the tennis match.

4.  to have a conviction that (a person or thing) is,has been, or will be engaged in a given action or involved in a given situation:

The fugitive is believed to be headed for theMexican border.

5. to suppose or assume; understand (usually followed by a noun clause):

I believe that he has left town.