- Credence suggests mere mental acceptance of something that may have no solid basis in fact See also syn. study at opinion.
- Confidence also suggests such assurance, esp. when based on reason or evidence
- Trust implies assurance, often apparently intuitive, in the reliability of someone or something
- Faith implies complete, unquestioning acceptance of something, esp. something not supported by reason, even in the absence of proof
- Belief , the term of broadest application in this comparison, implies mental acceptance of something as true, even though absolute certainty may be absent