give no credence to


give no credence to
index disbelieve, doubt (distrust), misdoubt

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  • credence — cre|dence [ˈkri:dəns] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Medieval Latin credentia, from Latin credere to believe, trust, give to someone to keep safe ] formal the acceptance of something as true give credence to sth (=to believe or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • credence — cre|dence [ kridns ] noun give/lend/add credence to something FORMAL to make people think that something is likely to be true: The recent discovery of the largest meteorite crater in Europe gives credence to Solomon s theory. gain credence if an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • credence — noun (U) formal the acceptance of something as true: The amount of credence accorded to written records will undoubtedly vary. | gain credence (=to become more widely accepted or believed): This doctrine gained credence in academic circles over… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • credence — n. 1) to attach, give, lend credence to 2) to find; gain credence * * * [ kriːd(ə)ns] gain credence give lend credence to to attach to find …   Combinatory dictionary

  • give credence to — {v. phr.} 1. To be willing to believe that something is true. * /Larry gave credence to the rumor that Fred used to be a convict./ * /Give no credence to the rumor that our state is bankrupt; nothing could be farther from the truth./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give credence to — {v. phr.} 1. To be willing to believe that something is true. * /Larry gave credence to the rumor that Fred used to be a convict./ * /Give no credence to the rumor that our state is bankrupt; nothing could be farther from the truth./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give\ credence\ to — v. phr. 1. To be willing to believe that something is true. Larry gave credence to the rumor that Fred used to be a convict. Give no credence to the rumor that our state is bankrupt; nothing could be farther from the truth …   Словарь американских идиом

  • give credence to something — to believe that something is true It was too silly an idea for Chrissy to give any credence to it …   English dictionary

  • credence — credence, credit, credibility 1. In general use, credence means ‘belief, trustful acceptance’, and is used mainly in the expression to give (or lend) credence to, which means ‘believe, trust’: • The radicality of these changes…had lent credence… …   Modern English usage

  • Credence — Cre dence (kr[=e] dens), n. [LL. credentia, fr. L. credens, entis, p. pr. of credere to trust, believe: cf. OF. credence. See {Creed}, and cf. {Credent}, {Creance}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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