Definition of believer in English:



  • 1A person who believes in the truth or existence of something.

    [with clause] ‘a firm believer that party politics has no place in local government’
    • ‘I am a firm believer that it isn't wrong to treat a recruit rough.’
    • ‘I'm a firm believer that my job should not be my hobby.’
    • ‘As you also know, I am a firm believer that a group desires whatever leadership it gets.’
    • ‘She is also a firm believer that dancing should be fun.’
    • ‘I'm a firm believer that people should do what they love for a living.’
    • ‘And I'm a firm believer that if something is meant to happen, it's meant to happen.’
    • ‘I'm a firm believer that one or two individuals don't make a difference.’
    • ‘Of course the objective existence of demons doesn't matter so long as the believer has total faith in them.’
    • ‘Personally, I am a firm believer that each individual has a right to his or her own choice of lifestyle.’
    • ‘I am a firm believer that there is a place for programs like the one she describes.’
    • ‘Now, I'm a firm believer that we can learn from the mistakes of others.’
    • ‘Besides, I'm a firm believer that children need proper stimulation.’
    • ‘I am a firm believer that kids nowadays are too involved in organised activities, meaning activities organised by adults.’
    • ‘He was a firm believer that a house had a soul as well as a body.’
    • ‘I am a firm believer that you make the most of the moment and take the chance to tell people how you feel because you may not get another chance later on.’
    • ‘I am a firm believer in following-up after all my programs.’
    • ‘She was a firm believer that weekends were the time to be as lazy as possible.’
    • ‘However, I am a firm believer that the man is the head of the household and it works for us.’
    • ‘And while Pat knows she won't raise millions or even thousands of dollars, she's a firm believer that every bit counts.’
    • ‘I am a firm believer that good things happen when talented people get together and work hard.’
    1. 1.1A person who believes that a specified thing is right, effective, or acceptable.
      ‘I'm a great believer in community policing’
      • ‘Roy is such a strong believer in the safety and effectiveness of the Life Jacket.’
      • ‘Ian Searle is a true believer in the effectiveness of cloud seeding.’
      • ‘I'm a big believer in using the fullest effective range of motion, but not at the expense of continuous tension.’
      • ‘Evelyn was a firm believer that sleepovers could fix anything.’
      • ‘I am a firm believer that smoking in any enclosed public area should be banned.’
      • ‘I am a firm believer that Euthanasia is a positive thing and this is why’
      • ‘Of course, no believer in freedom can accept that a person should be imprisoned simply because of the ideas that he or she professes.’
      • ‘Critical to the film's success is accepting that David is an impassioned believer in the immorality of the Death Penalty.’
      • ‘I am a firm believer that those that wish to take their life should not be stopped.’
      • ‘I AM a firm believer that the views of residents should always be taken into account in a democratic system.’
      • ‘Will is a great believer in the power of effective business communication but understands just how terrifying speaking in public can be for most people.’
  • 2An adherent of a particular religion; someone with religious faith.

    ‘the relationship into which God invites believers’
    • ‘This argument is applicable to the believers of every religion.’
    • ‘It seems that serious religious believers were less likely to become collaborators.’
    • ‘As we see even today there are many conflicts among believers of the same faith.’
    • ‘But now more candidates than not are serious religious believers and not at all shy about making that known.’
    • ‘Religion is found not only in the classical texts of our traditions, but in the lived experience of religious believers.’
    • ‘The site helps believers reflect on religious faith in thought and in practice.’
    • ‘At times like this - of real and unexpected suffering - the faith of believers is tested and refined.’
    • ‘While they are preaching, believers are expected to show respect to other faiths and behave in a manner that would not tarnish the image of their own religion.’
    • ‘This means that no religious officer dictates matters of faith for other believers.’
    • ‘And it is worrisome, in particular, for religious institutions and religious believers.’
    • ‘I suspect that the vast majority of true believers in every major religion have parents and grandparents of the same faith.’
    • ‘Simultaneously, faith also helps believers deal with present unseen forces that threaten.’
    • ‘There are religious believers who think that God is a physical being, existing in space and time.’
    • ‘Although five defined themselves as Buddhists, most said that they were not religious believers.’
    • ‘Yes, I know that places are made sacred by the celebrations, prayers, and charity of the believers who worship in them.’
    • ‘Eighty-seven percent of respondents said they think believers of other faiths can receive miracles.’
    • ‘Modern believers in various religions will share this view.’
    • ‘The believer still believes that what God decides is acceptable.’
    • ‘For Christians, and perhaps other religious believers as well, God is a person.’
    • ‘Before that, though, I would like to stress that I in no way wish to offend believers of other faiths, and that I would in fact love to receive comments from them.’
    devotee of, adherent of, disciple of, follower of, supporter of, upholder of, worshipper in
    convert, proselyte, neophyte
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