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 incident] lends credence to suspicions that the attack is politically motivated, and meant to intimidate those who have committed to support my candidacy as Makati City mayor,' said Binay, who is seeking to regain the mayoralty post from his sister and incumbent Mayor Abigail Binay.
According to the Nigerian Guardian, Karimot Tukur, head, Consumer Banking, said, 'This award lends credence to the work that Diamond Bank has been doing over the years to advance the cause of women especially in the SME and Financial Inclusion space.
A new online survey conducted by Amazon.com hints lends credence to reports that the internet retail giant is looking to establish a greater presence in Israel.
What lends credence to IS influence close to our border and probably within the country are videos concerning the names of suicide attackers Rahman Tajiki, Ebrahim Tajiki, Saad Khurasani, Jafar Herati and Muslim Kabuli.
And a recent news story titled 'Death of a professor: Changing Kashmir's narrative?' published in The Express Tribune on June 6th lends credence to this.
The recent death of Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze lends credence to a situation in our health sector that seems to be failing.
Martin Stratmann, president, Max Planck Society, said, Amazons arrival lends credence to our idea that developing AI research here can foster a productive environment for business.
The mysterious circumstances of his assassination and the subsequent murder under equally suspicious circumstances of investigating officer lends credence to the suspicion that it was a sinister plot to kill a Bhutto and also blame another Bhutto for it, he said.
The judge's intervention lends credence to the wholly wrong idea that a woman somehow invites being killed or raped if she has a drink.
The special anti-Semitism issue of Moment lends credence to the old joke that anti-Semitism would not become profitable until it gets managed by a Jew.
It all lends credence to the demands from many of us for a full and public inquiry into the actions of the Thatcher government in their attack on the coal mining communities across our country including the deliberate misleading of both the public and parliament.
Keith Dalgleish's Frankthetank is likely to go off a warm order, but the Johnston runner has shown signs of ability, most notably when second at Nottingham on soft ground and that lends credence to the theory that he could be well suited by the Fibresand.
The Prime Minister's unwarranted remarks at this point of time lends credence to widely held suspicion that after completion of transition in all state institutions by the end of the year the government will expose its real and hidden agenda including a reversion to the days of crony capitalism based on sucking the blood of the poor.
The failure of the State to compensate Geraldine Essahli for the loss of her son Adil lends credence to such claims.
The next generation Apple iPhone will come out in September of this year, and that the recent launch of the White iPhone 4 lends credence to this point, says Brian White, an analyst for Ticonderoga Securities.