give credence to (someone or something)(redirected from give credence to somebody)
give credence to (someone or 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 credence to them. Ultimately, we need an expert to give credence to our findings.
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give credence to someone or something
to consider someone or something as believable or trustworthy. How can you give credence to a person like Henry? I can't give any credence to Donald. He tells lies. Don't give credence to what he says. Please don't give credence to that newspaper article.
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