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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Despite the sweltering heat, with teardrops equalling the beads of sweat theses determined hardy souls plodded on lending credence to the old adage 'It's not the winning, but the taking part.
Lending credence to the state government's contention, former Maoist leader Konapuri Ilaiah alias Sambasivudu, who was released on bail on Friday, said he would join the Telangana movement.
The alliance is also calling on federal health officials to undertake a public campaign reinforcing the importance of immunizations, and is urging the media to "keep the public interest foremost in their treatment of this subject, and to consider the potential consequences of lending credence to various publicity efforts and spokespersons without a complete and critical review of the scientific merit of these sources.
The theory was apparently disproven recently when an dendrochronologist determined the tree predates Lewis and Clark, lending credence to the other theory: it was planted by Native Americans who valued the flexible wood for its value as hunting bows.
22, lending credence to EI CEO Dermot Mannion's acknowledgement at last week's Future of Air Transport conference in London that the LCC is "not going anywhere anytime soon.
Scioscia and hitting coach Mickey Hatcher said Guerrero is pressing because other Angels are struggling or injured, lending credence to the thought that general manager Bill Stoneman didn't make the proper moves last winter to protect Guerrero in the lineup.
After material evidence emerged lending credence to that claim, Del Ponte insisted that suicide "should not be ruled out" as a last act of "defiance" on the part of the former dictator.
The ultraquiet LaCrosse cabin is rich with quality fits and premium materials, lending credence to the division's pursuit of its Lexus-level target.
Pic received a raucous reception at Berlin fest screenings, lending credence to Hastreiter's belief that hip hop constitutes the "only real youth culture still in existence.
Apparently in the part of our brain where we store information (memory), over half of it is dedicated to the visual memories of laces, lending credence to the old truism that we may forget a name, but we never forget a face.
While the reviews were written by adults, the voices and opinions of children are often included as well, lending credence to adult choices of the quality children's books.
real estate, primarily in New York, to be attractive and stable, lending credence to the "location, location, location" philosophy.
But as condemnation mounted from all four major political parties about the possibility of lending credence to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic's regime, the SFA moved swiftly to distance themselves from the furore.
And lending credence to that claim was the decision by Convenience Store News, at the recent National Association of Convenience Stores Convention, to give RolloCone its "1999 Best New Product" Award in the Ice Cream Category.
Lending credence to that notion, numerous studies have found that people with light eye colors, such as blue, green, and hazel, are more vulnerable to hearing damage than are people with brown or black eyes.