Definition of lend or give colour to in English:

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lend (or give) colour to

Make something seem true or probable: this lent colour and credibility to his defence
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  • His high cylindrical crown, triple-wound knotted girdle and long, thin nose lend colour to the suggestion that they were of Iranian origin.
  • This helped to explain what would otherwise have been inexplicable, and hence lent colour to her evidence about the state of her belief.
  • The timing of his remarks appears to lend color to the interpretation that his move was reactive rather than proactive.
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