place/put stock in

idiom

US
: to have confidence or faith in someone or something
He placed/put a lot of stock in her ability to get the job done.
I don't put much stock in the rumors.
I'm willing to put some stock in these polls since they've been accurate before.

Examples of place/put stock in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, many regional leaders place stock in cooperation as the key to achieving prosperity and freeing the continent from its outsize dependence on mining raw materials and growing commodity crops like soy. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, 14 July 2023 But Biden and Xi put stock in in-person diplomacy to defuse some of the conflicts. Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2022 The extent to which the energy side of the company has fallen short so far helps explain why analysts haven’t been in a rush to put stock in the chief executive’s declaration in April that Optimus ultimately will be worth more than Tesla’s car business. Dana Hull, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Oct. 2022 Other experts, however, had put stock in the idea of America becoming fully energy self-sufficient with the Keystone Pipeline. Q.ai - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2022 Since Darwin, if not before, it's become increasingly difficult, though, for scientifically-minded people to put stock in religion. Malcolm MacIver, Discover Magazine, 28 Feb. 2011

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“Place/put stock in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/place%2Fput%20stock%20in. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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