How to understand the phrase "believe in" in the sentence "We believe in investing in scientific research."?
I find the example sentence under the specification of the word `scientific' from Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.
Here is the quote (just partly copied):
1 [no comparative] about or relating to science, or using its methods
- We believe in investing in scientific research.
Interpretations under believe in:
believe in somebody/something
2 to think that something is effective or right
believe in doing something
Does it mean "We believe it right to invest in scientific research"? It is somewhat strange for me to believe in a thing rather than a person.