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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
belief /bi'li:f/
  • danh từ
    • lòng tin, đức tin; sự tin tưởng
      • to have belief in something: tin tưởng ở cái gì
      • to have belief in somebody: tin tưởng ở ai
    • tin tưởng
      • freedom of belief: tự do tín ngưỡng
    • to be beyond (past) belief
      • không thể tin được
    • to the best of my belief
      • theo sự hiểu biết chắc chắn của tôi, theo chỗ tôi biết một cách chính xác
    • it stahherst belief
      • khó mà tin được
Concise Dictionary
+any cognitive content held as true
+a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 trust, dependence, reliance, confidence, faith, security, assurance:
He retains his belief in the divine right of kings.
2 acceptance, credence; assent:
His statements are unworthy of belief.
3 tenet, view, idea, sentiment, conviction, doctrine, dogma, principle(s), axiom, maxim, creed, opinion, persuasion:
The belief that there is no God is as definite a creed as the belief in one God or in many gods.
4 intuition, judgement:
It is her belief that nuclear energy will eventually prove economical.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [U] ~ (in sth/sb) a strong feeling that sth/sb exists or is true; confidence that sth/sb is good or right: I admire his passionate belief in what he is doing. + belief in God / democracy + The incident has shaken my belief (= made me have less confidence) in the police.
2 [sing., U] ~ (that ...) an opinion about sth; sth that you think is true: She acted in the belief that she was doing good. + Contrary to popular belief (= in spite of what people may think), he was not responsible for the tragedy. + There is a general belief that things will soon get better.
3 [C, usually pl.] something that you believe, especially as part of your religion: religious / political beliefs + A society should be judged on its beliefs and values.
Idioms: beyond belief (in a way that is) too great, difficult, etc. to be believed: Dissatisfaction with the government has grown beyond belief. + icy air that was cold beyond belief + It is beyond belief that anyone could commit such a crime.
more at BEGGAR v., BEST n.
Collocation Dictionary


absolute, deep-seated, deeply held, fervent, firm, passionate, profound, strong, strongly held, unshakeable | genuine, honest, sincere
She was strict with her children in the genuine belief that it was the right thing to do.
| entrenched, fanatical | common, commonly held, general, popular, widely held, widespread | growing | long-held, long-standing |
belief how things could have got this bad.


Belief in the magical properties of this herb persisted down the centuries.




beyond ~
(= too great, difficult, etc. to be believed)Dissatisfaction with the government has grown beyond belief. icy air that was cold beyond belief
| in the ~ that
She did it in the belief that it would
basic, central, core, fundamental
the basic beliefs of Christianityhelp her career.
| ~ about
| personal, private
I think the rights and wrongs of eating meat are a matter of personal belief.
| rational, reasonable | irrational, superstitious | instinctive | naive | strange | conflicting, contradictory | erroneous, false, misguided, mistaken
I took the job in the mistaken belief that I would be able to stay in London.
| ancient, traditional
The people still follow their traditional beliefs.
| orthodox | cultural, moral, political, religious, spiritual
They were persecuted for their religious beliefs.
| Catholic, Christian, pagan, etc.


set, system
Each religion has its set of beliefs.


have, hold
I have very firm beliefs about moral issues.
| share
He shared his father's belief that people should work hard for their living.
| adhere to, cling to, follow, hold on to, stick to
She clung to the belief that he would come back to her. The Labour Party must stick to its beliefs.
| abandon, give up, renounce | lose
She has lost her belief in God.
| affirm, assert, declare, express, state
Here the apostle Peter affirms his belief that the scriptures are ‘inspired’.
| emphasize, stress | encourage, foster, fuel
The exam results encouraged the belief that he was a good teacher.
| confirm, reinforce, strengthen, support
This latest evidence strengthens our belief that the government is doing the right thing.
| question, shake, shatter, undermine, weaken
The child's death shook her belief in God.
| respect
You must respect other people's beliefs.
| beggar, defy
(= to be impossible to believe)It beggars about the origin of the universe
| ~ among
There is a belief among young people that education is a waste of time.
| ~ in
a belief in God


contrary to popular belief
(= in spite of what people think)Contrary to popular belief, rainforests are not jungles through which you have to slash a path.

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