give credence to

Definition of give credence to

:to believe usually used in negative statements
  • Don't give credence to their gossip.

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

credence play
  1. : mental acceptance as true or real

  2. : credibility

  3. : credentials


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