Alternatives is a recurring post in which I give synonyms for an over used word. Click on the tab above for a "complete" list of over used words.
Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.
Today's word is: Believe
I allege there are better ways to spend one's time than worrying about things that might happen. I hold to the opinion that life is too short to be small. I imagine that I am one tiny thread in an infinitely complex web. I believe in love.
absorb, accept, account, accredit, adduce, admit, advance, affirm, air for, allege, analyze, appraise, appreciate, apprehend, ask, assay, assert, assess, assume, attach weight to,
bank on, bargain for, be certain of, be convinced of, be credulous, be of the opinion, bear in mind, bet bottom dollar, bet on, budget, buy
calculate, call for, care for, cast, catch, challenge, cipher, class, classify, collect, compass, comprehend, compute, conceive, conclude, conjecture, consider, count, count on, credit
decide, declare, deduce, deem, defend, depend on, determine, dig, digest
enumerate, envisage, estimate, evaluate, exact, examine, expect, expect from
fall for, fancy, fathom, feel, figure, follow, form opinion
gather, gauge, get, get the picture, give credence to, glean, grasp, guess, guesstimate
have, have dibs on, have faith in, have no doubt, hazard a guess, heed, hit, hit up, hold, hold an opinion, hold out for, hypothesize
imagine, infer, insist
keep in view, keep the faith, knock, know
lap up, lay claim to, lean on, look into, look upon
make allowance for, maintain
perceive, pick up, pin faith on, place confidence in, plan, plan on, pop the question, posit, postulate, predict, presume, presume true, presuppose, pretend, profess, pronounce, prophesy
rank, rate, read, realize, reason, reckon on, reckon with, recognize, reflect, regard, rely on, remember, require, requisition, respect, rest assured, rest on, run over
scheme, score, sense, set a figure, set down, size up, solicit, speculate, stake on, stake out, sum, suppose, surmise, suspect, swallow, swear by
take, take a shot, take a stab, take as gospel, take at one’s word, take for granted, take into account, take it, take on, tax, theorize, think, think of, think through, trust, twig (this is new one on me)
Here's a trip down memory lane, from 1965. The Lovin' Spoonful were upbeat and refreshing at a time when things were getting edgy in the US and world stage and music was expressing discontent.
Dare I ask what you believe in?