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>
Examples of credible
We've received credible information about the group's location.
She does a credible job of playing the famous singer.
Origin of credible
Middle English, from Latin credibilis, from credere
First Known Use: 14th century
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