give credence to

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up give credence to? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!