give currency (to something)

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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.
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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.
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Islamabad is said to have given currency to another idea.
Palestinian society has long given currency to the rumor that Arafat was murdered, with Israel the party most often blamed.
Palestinian society has long given currency to the rumor that he was murdered, and following the findings of Swiss scientists which "moderately" supported the notion Arafat was poisoned, Palestinian officials openly accused Israel of "assassinating" him.
"The fundamental (goal) is to find out who is behind the liquidation of Yasser Arafat." Since Arafat's death, Palestinian society has long given currency to the rumour that he was murdered, with Israel the party most often blamed.
"This is absolutely the right time for a powerhouse of the Philippine economy to meet the people who have given currency to the phrase 'Pinoy power' through their hard work, enterprise and talent for creating wealth.
In such cases the state can do nothing and so firms are left alone in dealing with the new situation and in making adjustments, he says and adds that the pegging of a given currency to another is no news, considering that France too, even before the introduction of the euro, pegged its Frank to the German Mark and Switzerland has recently pegged its currency to the euro to prevent the strengthening of the currency.
Our writers have made The New Criterion eloquent and incisive; our readers have given currency to the ideas expressed in our pages.
Is there any truth in that?" Lilley then replied: "The only newspapers that have given currency to that rumour I have launched legal proceedings against and I would advise you not to repeat those allegations again.
Mr Lilley, who enjoys fine foods, replied: "The only news- papers that have given currency to that rumour I have launched legal proceedings against, and I would advise you not to repeat those allegations again.