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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Overlooking the area of the air strike stood a single-storey mud house and no other structure nearby, lending credence to view that the Indian planes 'dropped their payload' while escaping.
Jose Luis Yulo's decision to carry a .38-caliber revolver was even more peculiar given that he had come from a drag racing event in Angeles City, Pampanga province, lending credence to the idea that he anticipated a threat to his life, Senior Supt.
With more than 35,000 outlets around the world, McDonald's serves almost 70 million customers a day, lending credence to its "Billions and billions served'' billboard tagline.--Carrie Cummings
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.' They were all winners on the day!
Newer studies already found that fluoride penetrates into and hardens a much thinner layer of enamel than previously believed, lending credence to other theories about how fluoride works.
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.
Lending credence to approaches and sometimes specific applications that have been used traditionally for centuries in various parts of the world, scientists from academia and industry provide information to researchers about using compounds derived from plants for medicine.
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."
Both the president and board chairman of Quality New Mexico have been selected as national examiners, "lending credence to QNM.
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." Ryanair issued the extension yesterday despite the fact that valid acceptances have been received for just 4.96 million shares, representing 0.93% of the issued share capital of the recently privatized flag carrier.
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.