Make something seem true or probable: this lent colour and credibility to his defence
More example sentences
- 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.