Simple Definition of credible
: able to be believed : reasonable to trust or believe
: good enough to be effective
Full Definition of credible
1 : offering reasonable grounds for being believed <a credible account of an accident> <credible witnesses>
2 : of sufficient capability to be militarily effective <a credible deterrent> <credible forces>
crediblyplay \ˈkre-də-blē\ adverb
Examples of credible in a sentence
We've received credible information about the group's location.
She does a credible job of playing the famous singer.
Origin and Etymology of credible
Middle English, from Latin credibilis, from credere
First Known Use: 14th century
CREDIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of credible for Students
: possible to believe : deserving belief <credible witnesses>
Word Root of credible
The Latin word credere, meaning “to believe,” gives us the root cred. Words from the Latin credere have something to do with believing someone or something. Something credible is easy to believe, while something incredible is so out of the ordinary that it is difficult to believe. Giving credit to something someone says is believing that it is true.
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