- 1Able to be believed; convincing: few people found his story credible a credible witnessMore example sentences
- That is surprising given the fact that he is the only person who is able to give any credible evidence.
- There are lots of other situations in life when it is vital to be able to make credible promises.
- As I did not find him to be a credible witness, I am unable to attach much weight to the contents.
- 1.1Capable of persuading people that something will happen or be successful: a credible threatMore example sentences
- Missing, still, is a credible political strategy for persuading the people.
- And when we have evidence of credible threats, we will issue appropriate alerts.
- That is a bigger threat to us all, in the long run, than any credible terrorist threat on the horizon.
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- Some of the dogs also entered shows and performed credibly.
- The companies within the Services division all performed credibly.
- The crossover between the two groups is, however, historically far too close for that argument to be credibly made.
late Middle English: from Latin credibilis, from credere 'believe'.
Confusion often arises between the words credible and creditable. Credible chiefly means ‘able to be believed; convincing’ ( few people found his story credible ), while creditable means ‘deserving acknowledgement and praise but not necessarily outstanding’ ( a very creditable 2-4 defeat ).