Definition of put stock in in US English:

put stock in


  • often with negative Have a specified amount of belief or faith in.

    ‘I don't put much stock in modern medicine’
    • ‘Sitting and visiting with him during the free-agency period got he excited because he put stock in the belief that if they captured that one key guy, the next free agent you went after would be that much easier to reel in.’
    • ‘Nor should a person put much stock in published breed descriptions that do not mention genetic difficulties in a breed.’
    • ‘But if you put stock in the observations of the people who know about these things - in this case, the swimmers who have seen him up close - you can come to only one conclusion: He's a legend at 17.’
    • ‘Is there any basis for putting stock in that new story?’
    • ‘She no longer put stock in the psychologist's opinion.’
    • ‘There was again no reason to put stock in Pakistan's sincerity.’
    • ‘He is also the kind of person who puts stock in motivational words that might roll off someone else.’
    • ‘With once-trailblazing American radio stations in a ClearChannel headlock, it's exciting to see record companies still putting stock in the ability of real live DJs to break new singles.’
    • ‘I like the faith issue even though it's not one I put stock in, as the film has it.’
    • ‘The Red Wings are the easy Stanley Cup pick for anyone who puts stock in the return of the Dominator behind a great defense.’