What's the difference between trust and believe? In a sentence such as
Don't ... a man who keeps flattering you.
should I fill in trust or believe?
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Trust is a feeling or a general sense. It has to do with the way you perceive another person or source of information. If you trust someone you tend to believe that what they say is true. If you trust a certain website that means you think most if not all of the stories posted there are correct.
Believe has to do with individual facts, and its is on a case by case basis. Someone might say I believe that Syria used chemical weapons, but I don't believe the president knew about it.