~ to consider to be true or honest
~ to accept the word or evidence of
~to hold as an opinion : suppose
~to accept something as true, genuine or real
~ to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy or ability of something
~ to hold an opinion
I don’t know why I had it in my head that ‘believe’ somehow represented something factual. It is basically an opinion, and opinions often have no basis in facts or realities.
There is that one definition listed above – “to accept the word or evidence of”. Evidence usually means factual, doesn’ t it?
When something is repeated often enough it seems to lose it’s meaning. It just becomes sound, signifying nothing ( a little playing with Shakespeare there).
I don’t know why the word believe has been playing in my head, but when I hear it/see it in my mind the next thing I hear is –