- IPA: /bɪˈliːf/, /bəˈliːf/
- Mental acceptance of a claim as true.
- It's my belief that the thief is somebody known to us.
- Faith or trust in the reality of something; often based upon one's own reasoning, trust in a claim, desire of actuality, and/or evidence considered.
- My belief is that there is a bear in the woods. Bill said he saw one.
- Based on this data, it is our belief that X does not occur.
- (countable) Something believed.
- The ancient people have a belief in many deities.
- Women always take the beliefs of those around them. Better a man who loves her to have the strongest influence over her beliefs and actions than her catty girlfriends who despise her for being more attractive. ― Blair Naso
- (uncountable) The quality or state of believing.
- My belief that it will rain tomorrow is strong.
- (uncountable) Religious faith.
- She often said it was her belief that carried her through the hard times.
- (in the plural) One's religious or moral convictions.
- I don't want to do a no-fault divorce on my husband and steal from him under color of law. It's against my beliefs.
- French: croyance
- German: Glauben
- Italian: credito, credenza, convinzione
- Portuguese: crença
- Russian: ве́ра
- Spanish: creencia
- Italian: fiducia