believe in (someone or something)

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believe in (someone or something)

1. To have confidence in one's or someone else's abilities. I don't usually believe in myself, so I'm trying to think more positively these days. I'm sure you'll do great in the interview—I believe in you!
2. To be convinced of the existence of something. My little girls believe in unicorns, magic spells, all that fun stuff. She says she doesn't believe in ghosts, so send her into the haunted house.
3. To subscribe to the tenets of something or value its perceived merits. I believe in democracy, which is why I vote in every election. If you don't believe in this process, you shouldn't be participating in it.
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believe in someone or something

to trust or have faith in someone or something; to accept a fact or what someone says as truth. You must believe in your own abilities. I believe in myself and my talent.
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He further said that thePakistan People's Party (PPP) wanted to resolve the problems as they believed in democracy and solution of problems through dialogue, advising PTI members of the provincial assembly to resolve issues through negotiations instead of staging sit-ins.Wahab also criticised the fact that an MNA belonging to PTI, along with his workers, had thrown sewage on the gate of the Sindh chief minister's house a few days ago for not fulfilling his duties by cleaning streets where people were forced to live in sewage water.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) believed in doing politics of democratic traditions and public service and those staging sit-ins would again face defeat in the 2018 general election.
He said PPP believed in democracy and won't allow anyone to damage it.