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believe
British English: /bɪˈliːv/
American English: /bəˈliv/

Translation of believe in Italian:

transitive verb

  • 1 (accept as true)
    (evidence, statement, fact, person)
    believe (you) me!
    credimi!
    believe it or not
    che tu ci creda o no
    would you believe it?
    ci credereste?
    I'll believe it when I see it
    ci crederò quando lo vedrò
    it has to be seen to be believed I can't believe (that) he did that
    non posso credere che lo abbia fatto
    I can believe that of her!
    di lei lo posso (ben) credere!
    don't you believe it!
    non credeteci!
    I don't believe you!
    non ti credo!
    I can well believe it
    lo credo bene o non mi sorprende
    I don't believe a word of it!
    non credo a una parola!
    if he's to be believed
    stando a quanto dice
    I'll believe you, thousands wouldn't
    ti credo, anche se è molto strano
    I can't believe my luck!
    non posso crederci!
    she could hardly o scarcely believe her eyes
    quasi non credeva ai suoi occhi
  • 2 (think, be of the opinion) I believe (that) she is right o I believe her to be right
    credo o penso che abbia ragione
    Mr Smith, I believe?
    il signor Smith, suppongo
    it is believed that …
    si crede o ritiene che …
    he is believed to be dead
    lo si crede morto
    she is believed to be a spy to believe something to be true, false
    credere che qualcosa sia vero, falso
    to have reason to believe that … I have every reason to believe that
    ho tutte le ragioni per credere
    to let somebody believe (that)
    lasciare credere a qualcuno che
    to lead somebody to believe (that)
    fare credere a qualcuno che
    to give somebody to believe (that)
    dare a intendere a qualcuno che
    I believe so I believe not

intransitive verb

  • 1 (have confidence, trust) See examples:to believe in
    (discipline, exercise etc.)
    (promises)
    to believe in somebody
    credere in qualcuno o avere fiducia in qualcuno
    to believe in doing
    credere che sia utile o che faccia bene fare
    I believe in taking a cold shower every morning
    credo che faccia bene fare una doccia fredda tutte le mattine
    to fight for what one believes in
    lottare per ciò in cui si crede
    you have to believe in what you do
    devi credere in ciò che fai

reflexive verb

  • to believe oneself to be
    credersi
    he believes himself to be really clever
    si crede veramente intelligente

Idioms

seeing is believing

vedere per credere

Definition of believe in:

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