credence credence  /ˈkri dəns/


  1. (n) the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
  2. (n) a kind of sideboard or buffet



  • Nature was still smarting from the criticism that it lent credence to the whole messy business by publishing the report in the first place.


  1. U.S. OPEN NOTEBOOK: Rookie Stefani uses a little luck to ace 17

    HAVERFORD - Lending credence to the idea that a hole-in-one has an awful lot to do with luck, the only ace of the 2013 U.S. Open came, not on the course's easiest hole - the 115-yard 13th - but on the difficult 246-yard 17th. The shot was a 4-iron authored by PGA Tour rookie Shawn Stefani, who missed the green to the left, but got a fortunate kick onto the green, and it dramatically trickled ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Mercury

  2. Nutrition News: Food and infections

    We've all been encouraged to drink a little orange juice (for its vitamin C) to help fight a cold, but does it really work? A new study seems to give credence.   
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star

  3. Swedes say no to Google Apps for government use

    A division of the Swedish government has prohibited government bodies from using Google Apps, giving more credence to privacy concerns around public-cloud services.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: GigaOM


  1. "It is a destructive aspect of our politics right now," Obama told his traveling press corps. "And simply because something appears in an e-mail, that should lend it no more credence than if you heard it on the corner. And you know,...
    on Jun 12, 2004 By: Barack Obama Source: Newsday

  2. In a dissenting opinion, Justice Stevens said the majority's action in blocking the Florida recount "can only lend credence to the most cynical appraisal of the work of judges throughout the land."
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: John Paul Stevens Source: Consortium News

  3. "We're just citizens," said Nugent. "We have more visibility to our spoken word than our fellow working-class citizens. This celebrity thing is a terrible condition in that it tends to give actual credence to our statements instead of just...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Ted Nugent Source: FOXNews

Word of the Day
pacify pacify
/ˈpæ sə ˌfaɪ /