Definition of give credence to in US English:

give credence to


  • Accept as true.

    • ‘These are recipes that experts give credence to and experiments show work.’
    • ‘So it's bad when reporters get it wrong, but it's worse when officials give credence to these stories and speak of them as if they know their facts.’
    • ‘He was ‘most surprised that it would attack another dog’ but had to give credence to what had been said.’
    • ‘History provides enough evidence to give credence to what I have said.’
    • ‘They masquerade under the illusion that all is well, when in fact they give credence to paranoia and anxiety.’
    • ‘Such multiple histories would give credence to the fact that both political violence and progressive politics were part of a reality that was widely shared.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the overly sympathetic portrait of Pilate does give credence to the anti-Semitism charge.’
    • ‘Trying to give credence to the notion that it was somehow a success seems as counterproductive as it is wrong.’
    • ‘All of these sites are advertiser supported so it should help give credence to blogs as a viable business model.’
    • ‘I am surprised you would give credence to any ‘study’ of this nonsense.’
    • ‘So at this point why give credence to this witch hunt, when you have so many other positive things to focus on like the foundation and cancer survivorship?’
    • ‘But by your logic, we shouldn't give credence to atomic theory (we cannot observe atoms), either.’
    • ‘So in a sense, did this give credence to the theory that this was an orchestrated genocide that had been planned for at least a year beforehand?’
    • ‘Why should we give credence to factual beliefs that are inconsistent with our everyday experience?’
    • ‘I would hope that those who give credence to this research make an appropriate note of the College Board's involvement.’
    • ‘To the extent that we succeed in verifying the existence of psychic ability, even to a limited extent, we appear to give credence to dysfunctional beliefs.’
    • ‘We still give credence to topics we see in print.’
    • ‘Who, after all, would give credence to a religion that appears so fragile it can only exist if protected by a bodyguard of lawyers?’
    • ‘We are obligated to judge our fellow man favorably; therefore, you should not give credence to your neighbor's report.’
    • ‘A patient who has been convinced that the doctor takes the pain seriously will give credence to what the doctor says.’