Definition of believer in US English:



  • 1A person who believes that a specified thing is effective, proper, or desirable.

    ‘a firm believer that party politics has no place in local government’
    ‘a believer in ghosts’
    • ‘I am a firm believer in following-up after all my programs.’
    • ‘And I'm a firm believer that if something is meant to happen, it's meant to happen.’
    • ‘Besides, I'm a firm believer that children need proper stimulation.’
    • ‘Of course the objective existence of demons doesn't matter so long as the believer has total faith in them.’
    • ‘I am a firm believer that it isn't wrong to treat a recruit rough.’
    • ‘I'm a firm believer that people should do what they love for a living.’
    • ‘I'm a firm believer that my job should not be my hobby.’
    • ‘I'm a firm believer that one or two individuals don't make a difference.’
    • ‘She was a firm believer that weekends were the time to be as lazy as possible.’
    • ‘Personally, I am a firm believer that each individual has a right to his or her own choice of lifestyle.’
    • ‘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 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 that good things happen when talented people get together and work hard.’
    • ‘She is also a firm believer that dancing should be fun.’
    • ‘As you also know, I am a firm believer that a group desires whatever leadership it gets.’
    • ‘However, I am a firm believer that the man is the head of the household and it works for us.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was a firm believer that a house had a soul as well as a body.’
    • ‘I am a firm believer that kids nowadays are too involved in organised activities, meaning activities organised by adults.’
  • 2An adherent of a particular religion; someone with religious faith.

    • ‘There are religious believers who think that God is a physical being, existing in space and time.’
    • ‘Religion is found not only in the classical texts of our traditions, but in the lived experience of religious believers.’
    • ‘It seems that serious religious believers were less likely to become collaborators.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The site helps believers reflect on religious faith in thought and in practice.’
    • ‘Eighty-seven percent of respondents said they think believers of other faiths can receive miracles.’
    • ‘Simultaneously, faith also helps believers deal with present unseen forces that threaten.’
    • ‘But now more candidates than not are serious religious believers and not at all shy about making that known.’
    • ‘As we see even today there are many conflicts among believers of the same faith.’
    • ‘The believer still believes that what God decides is acceptable.’
    • ‘This argument is applicable to the believers of every religion.’
    • ‘For Christians, and perhaps other religious believers as well, God is a person.’
    • ‘Although five defined themselves as Buddhists, most said that they were not religious believers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Yes, I know that places are made sacred by the celebrations, prayers, and charity of the believers who worship in them.’
    • ‘Modern believers in various religions will share this view.’
    • ‘I suspect that the vast majority of true believers in every major religion have parents and grandparents of the same faith.’
    devotee of, adherent of, disciple of, follower of, supporter of, upholder of, worshipper in
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