以為

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Chinese[edit]

 
to use; according to; so as to
to use; according to; so as to; in order to; by; with; because; Israel (abbrev.)
 
because of; for; to
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
trad. (以為/以爲) /
simp. (以为)

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以為

  1. to mistakenly believe; to be under the impression; to have thought that
    一個愚昧以為自己 [MSC, trad.]
    一个愚昧以为自己 [MSC, simp.]
    Yīge yúmèi de rén zǒng yǐwéi zìjǐ shì duì de. [Pinyin]
    Ignorant people always believe they are right.
  2. (formal or literary) to believe; to regard
    以為 / 以为  ―  qiè yǐwéi  ―  in my humble opinion
  3. to remember incorrectly
    掛住朋友但係以為朋友Jackson而家醒起Jason [Cantonese, trad.]
    挂住朋友但系以为朋友Jackson而家醒起Jason [Cantonese, simp.]
    keoi5 gwaa3 zyu6 keoi5 gau6 pang4 jau5, daan6 hai6 keoi5 ji5 wai4 keoi5 gau6 pang4 jau5 giu3 Jackson, ji4 gaa1 keoi5 seng2 hei2 hai6 Jason. [Jyutping]
    He misses his ex-friend, but he recalled incorrectly that his friend's name as Jackson, now he remembers that it's Jason
  4. (literary) to serve as

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