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    Believe (in) ?

    Hi. I would like to know if "to believe in" and "to believe" have different meanings. For instance, is it alright to use both "to believe in" and "to believe" interchangeably in the sentences below?

    "I don't believe (in?) a god"

    "I don't believe (in?) you"

    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: Believe (in) ?

    I don't believe in God
    Here, verb BELIEVE is intransitive.
    Meaning of an intr. BELIEVE:To have firm faith, especially religious faith, to have confidence, or trust.
    (Herein, it's opposite)


    I don't believe you.
    Here, verb BELIEVE is transitive.
    Meaning of a tr. BELIEVE: To accept as true or real, to credit with veracity.
    (Herein, it's opposite)


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    Re: Believe (in) ?

    Does that help?

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    Re: Believe (in) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason72 View Post
    Does that help?
    Yep! Thanks so much mister


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    Re: Believe (in) ?

    No problem...

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