add credence to something


add credence to something
give/lend/add/credence to something formal phrase
to make people think that something is likely to be true

The recent discovery of the largest meteorite crater in Europe gives credence to Prof Solomon’s theory.

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  • credence — cre|dence [ kridns ] noun give/lend/add credence to something FORMAL to make people think that something is likely to be true: The recent discovery of the largest meteorite crater in Europe gives credence to Solomon s theory. gain credence if an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • credence — UK [ˈkriːd(ə)ns] / US [ˈkrɪd(ə)ns] noun give/lend/add credence to something formal to make people think that something is likely to be true The recent discovery of the largest meteorite crater in Europe gives credence to Prof Solomon s theory.… …   English dictionary

  • credence — [ˈkriːd(ə)ns] noun give/lend/add credence to sth formal to make people think that something is likely to be true[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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