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Roget category 484

4. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
4.5. Results of reasoning
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#484. Belief

noun

beliefcredencecreditassurancefaith, trust, troth, confidence, presumption, sanguine expectation etc. (hope) 858dependence on, reliance on.
persuasion, conviction, convincement, plerophory, self-conviction certainty etc. 474opinion, mind, viewconception, thinkingimpression etc. (idea) 453surmise etc. 514conclusion etc. (judgment) 480.
tenet, dogma, principle, way of thinkingpopular belief etc. (assent) 488.
firm belief, implicit belief, settled belief, fixed rooted deep-rooted belief, staunch belief, unshaken belief, steadfast belief, inveterate belief, calm belief, sober belief, dispassionate belief, impartial belief, well-founded belief, firm opinion, implicit opinion, settled opinion, fixed rooted deep-rooted opinion, staunch opinion, unshaken opinion, steadfast opinion, inveterate opinion, calm opinion, sober opinion, dispassionate opinion, impartial opinion, well-founded opinion &c. — uberrima fides [Lat.].
system of opinions, school, doctrine, articles, canonsarticle of faith, declaration of faith, profession of faithtenets, credenda, creedthirty-nine articles etc. (orthodoxy) 983.1; catechismassent etc. 488propaganda etc. (teaching) 537.
credibility etc. (probability) 472.

verb

believe, creditgive faith to, give credit to, credence tosee, realizeassume, receiveset down for, take forhave it, take it consider, esteem, presume.
count upon, depend upon, calculate upon, pin one's faith upon, reckon upon, lean upon, build upon, rely upon, rest uponlay one's account formake sure of.
make oneself easy about, on that scoretake on trust, take on credittake for granted, take for gospelallow some weight to, attach some weight to.
know, know for certainhave know, make no doubtdoubt notbe, rest assured etc. adj. — persuade oneself, assure oneself, satisfy oneselfmake up one's mind.
give one credit forconfide in, believe in, put one's trust inplace in, repose in, implicit confidence intake one's word for, at one's wordplace reliance on, rely upon, swear by, regard to.
think, holdtake, take itopine, be of opinion, conceive, trow, ween, fancy, apprehendhave it, hold a belief, possess, entertain a belief, adopt a belief, imbibe a belief, embrace a belief, get hold of a belief, hazard, foster, nurture a belief, cherish a belief, have an opinion, hold an opinion, possess, entertain an opinion, adopt an opinion, imbibe an opinion, embrace an opinion, get hold of an opinion, hazard an opinion, foster an opinion, nurture an opinion, cherish an opinion etc. n.. view as, consider as, take as, hold as, conceive as, regard as, esteem as, deem as, look upon as, account as, set down as surmise etc. 514.
get it into one's head, take it into one's headcome round to an opinionswallow etc. (credulity) 486.
cause to be believed etc. v. — satisfy, persuade, have the ear of, gain the confidence of, assureconvince, convict, convertwean, bring roundbring over, win overindoctrinate etc. (teach) 537cram down the throatproduce conviction, carry convictionbring home to, drive home to.
go down, find credence, pass currentbe received etc. v., be current etc. adj. — possess, take hold of, take possession of the mind.

adjective

believing etc. v. — certain, sure, assured, positive, cocksure, satisfied, confident, unhesitating, convinced, secure.
under the impressionimpressed with, imbued with, penetrated with.
confiding, suspectlessunsuspecting, unsuspiciousvoid of suspicioncredulous etc. 486wedded to.
believed etc. v. — accredited, putativeunsuspected.
worthy of, deserving of, commanding beliefcredible, reliable, trustworthy, to be depended onsatisfactoryprobably etc. 472fiducial, fiduciarypersuasive, impressive.
relating to belief, doctrinal.

adverb

in the opinion of, in the eyes ofme judice [Lat.]meseems, methinksto the best of one's beliefI dare say, I doubt not, I have no doubt, I am suresure enough etc. (certainty) 474depend upon, rely upon itbe assured, rest assuredI'll warrant you etc. (affirmation) 535.

phrase

experto crede [Lat.] [Vergil]; fata viam invenient [Lat.]Justitiae soror incorrupta Fides [Lat.]live to explain thy doctrine by thy life" [Prior]; stands not within the prospect of belief" [Macbeth]; tarde quae credita laedunt credimus [Lat.] [Ovid]; vide et crede [Lat.].



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