|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties|
|Division (I) Formation of Ideas|
| Section V. Results of Reasoning|
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|NOUN:||BELIEF; credence; credit; assurance; faith, trust, troth, confidence, presumption, sanguine expectation (hope) [See Hope]; dependence on, reliance on.|
CONVICTION, persuasion, convincement, plerophory [rare], self-conviction; certainty [See Certainty]; opinion, mind, view; conception, thinking; impression (idea) [See Idea]; surmise [See Supposition]; conclusion (judgment) [See Judgment].
TENET, dogma, principle, persuasion, views, way of thinking; popular belief (assent) [See Assent].
firm -, implicit -, settled -, fixed -, rooted -, deep-rooted -, staunch -, unshaken -, steadfast -, inveterate -, calm -, sober -, dispassionate -, impartial -, well-founded- -belief, - opinion &c.; uberrima fides [L.].
DOCTRINE, system of opinions, school, articles, canons; article -, declaration -, profession- of faith; tenets, credenda, creed, credo, thirty-nine articles (orthodoxy) [See Theology]a; gospel, gospel truth; catechism; assent [See Assent]; propaganda (teaching) [See Teaching].
CREDIBILITY (probability) [See Probability].
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|VERB:||BELIEVE, credit; give -faith, - credit, - credence- to; see, realize; assume, receive; set down for, take for; have it, take it; consider, esteem, presume.|
count -, depend -, calculate -, pin ones faith -, reckon -, lean -, build -, rely -, rest- upon; cast ones bread upon the waters; lay ones account for; make sure of.
make oneself easy -about, - on that score; take on -trust, - credit; take for -granted, - gospel; allow -, attach- some weight to.
KNOW, - for certain; be in the know [slang]; have -, make- no doubt; doubt not; be -, rest- -assured &c. adj.; persuade -, assure -, satisfy- oneself; make up ones mind.
CONFIDE IN, believe in, put ones trust in; give one credit for; place -, repose-implicit confidence in; take ones word for, take at ones word; place reliance on, rely upon, swear by, regard to.
THINK, hold; take, take it; opine, be of opinion, conceive, trow [archaic], ween [archaic], fancy, apprehend; have -, hold -, possess -, entertain -, adopt -, imbibe -, embrace -, get hold of -, hazard -, foster -, nurture -, cherish- -a belief, - an opinion &c. n.
view as, consider as, take as, hold as, conceive as, regard as, esteem as, deem as, look upon as, account as, set down as; surmise [See Supposition].
get -, take- it into ones head; come round to an opinion; swallow (credulity) [See Credulity].
PERSUADE; cause to be believed &c. v.; satisfy, bring to reason, have the ear of, gain the confidence of, assure; convince, convict, convert; wean, bring round; bring -, win- over; indoctrinate (teach) [See Teaching]; cram down the throat; produce -, carry- conviction; bring -, drive- home to.
FIND CREDENCE, go down, pass current; be received &c. v., be current &c. adj.; possess -, take hold of -, take possession of- the mind.
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|ADJECTIVE:||BELIEVING &c. v.; certain, sure, assured, positive, cocksure [colloq.], satisfied, confident, unhesitating, convinced, secure.|
under the impression; impressed -, imbued -, penetrated- with.
CONFIDING, trustful, suspectless [obs.], unsuspecting, unsuspicious, void of suspicion; credulous [See Credulity]; wedded to.
BELIEVED &c. v.; accredited, putative; unsuspected, trusted, undoubted.
worthy of -, deserving of -, commanding- -belief, - confidence; credible, reliable, trustworthy, to be depended on; satisfactory; probable [See Probability]; fiducial, fiduciary; persuasive, impressive.
DOCTRINAL, relating to belief.
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|ADVERB:|| Adj. IN THE OPINION OF, in the eyes of; me judice [L.]; meseems [archaic], methinks [archaic]; to the best of ones belief; in my opinion, in my judgment, according to my belief; I dare say, I doubt not, I have no doubt, I am sure; cocksure, sure enough (certainty) [See Certainty]; depend -, rely- upon it; be -, rest- assured; Ill warrant you (affirmation) [See Affirmation].|
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- Experto credite.Vergil
- Fata viam invenient.
- Justitiæ soror incorrupta Fides.
- Live to explain thy doctrine by thy life.Prior
- Stands not within the prospect of belief.Macbeth
- Tarde quæ credita lædunt credimus.Ovid
- Vide et crede.
- One in whom persuasion and belief Had ripened into faith, and faith become A passionate intuition.Wordsworth
- Faith, that lodestar of the ghost.Masefield
- Nothing is so firmly believed as that we least know.Montaigne
- Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.Emerson