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believe

  
      vt  
  [+person, thing]  
croire  
→ Don't believe what you read in the papers.        
→ She didn't believe his story.        
→ I didn't believe him.        
I don't believe you.      Je ne te crois pas.  
believe it or not      vous me croirez si vous voulez  
would you believe it!      vous rendez-vous compte?  
believe you me      croyez-moi  
I couldn't believe my eyes      je n'en croyais pas mes yeux  
I couldn't believe my ears      je n'en croyais pas mes oreilles  
      vi   croire  
to believe in        [+God]   croire en  
→ I believe in God.        
  [+ghosts]   croire à  
Do you believe in ghosts?      Tu crois aux fantômes?  
→ I don't believe in ghosts.        
  [+method]   croire à  
→ candidates who believed in democracy        
→ He believed in marital fidelity.        
I don't believe in corporal punishment.      Je ne suis pas partisan des châtiments corporels.  
to be believed to be ..., He is believed to be abroad.      Il serait à l'étranger.  
to believe (that) ...      (=think)   croire que ..., penser que ...  
→ Experts believe that the drought will be extensive.        
→ He believed she would come back.        
to believe in sb      croire en qn, avoir confiance en qn  
→ His parents always believed in him, and encouraged him.        
to believe in o.s.      avoir confiance en soi  
→ If you believe in yourself you can succeed.        


make-believe  
      n  
   (=fantasy)   illusion    f     
→ I always thought it was just make-believe        
→ we know it's a Scotland of make believe - albeit a Scotland we can sell        
→ Anyone with half a brain will see this is make-believe        
It's just make-believe.      C'est une illusion.  
a world of make-believe      un monde d'illusions  
→ He escapes into the world of make-believe.        
a life of make-believe      une vie de faux-semblants  
→ She squandered millions on a life of make-believe.        
   [+children]  
to play at make-believe      jouer à faire semblant  
→ She used to play games of make-believe with her elder sister.        
      modif  
a make-believe world      un monde d'illusions  
→ The man lived in a make-believe world surrounded by bizarre props including a pilot's raincoat and a microlite aircraft that he had never flown ...        
→ people whose make-believe world is far removed from real life        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
believe v.
croire

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
v.
croire
exp.
croire en
v.
croire dur comme fer
v.
feindre
pr. part
feignant
v.
croire dur comme fer
adv.
je crois
exp.
croyez-moi
exp.
croire en qn
exp.
avoir confiance en qn
exp.
vous me croirez si vous voulez
v.
croire cela ; penser de cette façon
v.
croire au Père Noël
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'believe' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
v.
believe
[Comp.]
v.
believe in
v.
believe ; trust
exp.
to believe sth
v.
believe in God
exp.
to believe that
v.
believe in somebody
exp.
don't believe it
exp.
to believe in sth
exp.
to believe in sth
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