give credence to

idiom

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

Examples of give credence to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those questions give credence to the idea Day expressed earlier this week. Jimmy Watkins, cleveland, 27 July 2023 Models such as those created by the Oxford Brookes University team give credence to the idea of replacing floating oil platforms with wind turbines. Ariel Cohen, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Although the cause of Miss Mann’s death is give by Dr. John J. Shea, autopsy surgeon, as drowning, the fact that a severe blow had been inflicted over the right eye prior to her death by drowning led the city and county authorities to give credence to the murder theory. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Jan. 2023 For starters, we are all primed by our mammalian brains to give credence to such charges, said Fessler, whose research focuses on the conditions in which conspiracies thrive. Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, 16 Oct. 2020 With Asian American excellence on full display at the sports world's biggest arena, advocates are imploring those at home to not only celebrate with them, but to give credence to their community's pain and be a part of the push to end the violence. Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News, 17 Feb. 2022 But interviews like Bakker’s with Pieters give credence to the televangelist’s powerful revolutions on behalf of others, something Chastain said should remain a core piece of her legacy. Michael Appler, Variety, 15 Sep. 2021 Though historically it's been easy to write off eyewitness accounts, sightings by US aviators picked up through instrumentation have helped give credence to the topic, Elizondo said. Travis Caldwell, CNN, 3 July 2021 But Horton said the discoveries from Site X, Site Y, and Hatteras give credence to the increasingly popular theory that the Lost Colonists went their separate ways and merged into the local Native American communities. Andrew Lawler, National Geographic, 5 Nov. 2020

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“Give credence to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20credence%20to. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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