Definition of believer in English:

believer

noun

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

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

believer

/bɪˈliːvə/