give currency (to something)

(redirected from gave currency)

give currency (to something)

To make something seem more credible or probable, perhaps by providing additional information or details. You're famous in this field—if you comment this guy's wacky notions, you'll just be giving currency to them. Ultimately, we need an expert to give currency to our findings.
See also: currency, give

give currency (to something)

to spread a story around. (With a negative if there is doubt about what is said.) I can't give any currency to anything Ralph Jones says. We give no currency to those stories. His actions gave currency to the rumor that he was about to leave.
See also: currency, give
References in periodicals archive ?
It was Prime Minister Tony Blair, still riding the crest of election victory and high popularity, who gave currency to the phrase when he addressed the country on September 1, 1997.
It gave currency and respectability to his belief that events in general, and American policy in particular, can be explained only by reference to Jewish power.
Geronimo died in 1909 after being thrown from his horse, but the way he died also gave currency to the cry of skydrivers who jump from great heights.
The Aussie fell as far $0.8548 as the RBA minutes gave currency speculators another reason to cash in recent gains.
here relies on Eberhard Jungel's assertion that Luther's revised version of this doctrine gave currency to the phrase "God is dead," which subsequently entered into philosophy.
As part of this process, the North University of Baia Mare gave currency to a technical developing program on the basis of the results of the researches in using and replacing with friendly environmental materials.
It was Edmund Burke, Himmelfarb notes in her introduction, who gave currency to the phrase "moral imagination." The dozen essays, that make up this book--earlier versions of some have appeared in previous collections--provide a kind of theater for the exhibition of its agency.
During the 1960s, the fear that automation would give rise to massive job loss, and which drew government agencies and private researchers into lengthy investigations, gave currency to the concept of structural unemployment.
This gave currency players reasons to buy the euro against the two other major currencies.
Put very simply, this is the argument running through this 300-page book that has made available to us many of the primary sources, most notably many of the periodical presses, that gave currency to the stereotyped representations that made the Empire and the imperialist burden of the white feminists accessible to the British public.
Carbohydrates were traditionally seen as stodgy which gave currency to the myth that they were fattening.
Guyot Marchant's editions of the mid-1480s gave currency to the term "danse macabre," his 1485 Danse depicting thirty "types" divided almost equally between clerical and lay figures) and an expanded edition in 1486 surveying seventy-four types (including those in an accompanying Danse macabre des femmes).(17) The verse exchanges in Marchant's Danse tend to underscore the futility of high position, wealth, and fame - and in some cases, the futility of craft (as the doctor his lore, and the astrologer his predictions).
As a critic, Ransom gave currency to the term and the ideas of New Criticism in The New Criticism (1941).