lend weight/credence/credibility

Definition of lend weight/credence/credibility

  1. :  to make something seem true or correct —usually + to A growing amount of evidence lends weight/credence/credibility to their theory.

Word by Word Definitions

lendplay
  1. :  to give for temporary use on condition that the same or its equivalent be returned

    :  to put at another's temporary disposal

    :  to let out (money) for temporary use on condition of repayment with interest

weightplay
  1. :  the amount that a thing weighs

    :  the standard or established amount that a thing should weigh

    :  one of the classes into which contestants in a sports event are divided according to body weight

  1. :  to oppress with a burden

    :  to load or make heavy with or as if with a weight

    :  to increase in heaviness by adding an ingredient

credenceplay
  1. :  mental acceptance as true or real

    :  credibility

    :  credentials

credibilityplay
  1. :  the quality or power of inspiring belief

    :  capacity for belief


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