One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make something seem true or probable.‘this lent color and credibility to his defense’
- ‘The timing of his remarks appears to lend color to the interpretation that his move was reactive rather than proactive.’
- ‘His high cylindrical crown, triple-wound knotted girdle and long, thin nose lend colour to the suggestion that they were of Iranian origin.’
- ‘The rule of a such a prime minister will always give colour to the image of the prime minister as all-powerful.’
- ‘This helped to explain what would otherwise have been inexplicable, and hence lent colour to her evidence about the state of her belief.’
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