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credible

Syllabification: cred·i·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈkredəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of credible in English:

adjective

1Able to be believed; convincing: few people found his story credible a credible witness
More 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 threat
More 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.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin credibilis, from credere 'believe'.

Derivatives

credibly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

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