give credence to

Definition of give credence to

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

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

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

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

credenceplay
  1. :  mental acceptance as true or real

    :  credibility

    :  credentials


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