lend credence to (something)

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lend credence to (something)

To make something seem more credible or probable, perhaps by providing additional information or details. He splashed mud all over his car and clothes to lend credence to his story about being in the mountains all weekend. We cannot do anything that will lend credence to our opponents' allegations about us.
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This complicated relationship helped lend credence to a claim that the government had rewarded him with land, forcing the Prime Minister's Office to issue a statement refuting the allegation last month.
He said such actions lend credence to the belief that the recruitment process was carried out with malafide intent.
Local residents said they did not see any ambulances or any evacuation soon after the bombing that could lend credence to India's claim of having targeted a militant training camp or killing several hundred of them.
Kabul and PTM both deny this allegation, but MNA Dawar's tweet, which is in stark contrast to the state stance, could only lend credence to suspicion.
'The general public is also requested not to lend credence to such fictitious and misleading communications,' the statement added.
The general public is requested not to lend credence to such fictitious and misleading communications," the statement added.
Vertical Research analyst Gordon Johnson said Goldman Sachs (GS) being confirmed as a financial advisor to Tesla's (TSLA) proposed go-private offer "does not mean anything" beyond the "superficial optics" of the carmaker being able to "use Goldman's prestigious name to lend credence to the deal." Goldman is "in it for M&A fees" and agreeing to be an advisor is "not based on any inherent understanding of Tesla's value proposition, nor is it based on Goldman's confidence in Tesla's legal situation with respect to its significant issues surrounding disclosures and SEC involvement," according to Johnson, who maintains a Sell rating on Tesla shares.
The illustrations lend credence to the poems as well.
Plans were drawn up (at public expense) to lend credence to this project but all came to nothing when the planning for the runway lengthening at Birmingham was approved.
The global and regional developments only lend credence to those conspiracy theories.
Tagalog deceitfully claimed that he is a member of VACC to lend credence to his accusation against Mayor Duterte and to mislead the public, for his own personal gains and benefits, and that of his handlers, cohorts and the 'man behind,' the complaint added.
The Cabinet members were not ready to lend credence to the senior officials of Finance Ministry claim that the inflation has been brought down to single digit form whooping 25 percent.
" Though initially he indicated supporting Pranab, he is apprehensive it might lend credence to the rival parties' allegations that the TDP is hand in glove with the Congress," a source said.
After Spain received a EUR100bn bailout package from its eurozone partners, it had requested two audits to lend credence to its banking system.
Now, three months later, along comes Cameron lauding the same stance, to lend credence based on the findings, to use the word loosely, of Fox and his ilk.