credibly credibly  /ˈkrɛ dəb li/


  • (adv) easy to believe on the basis of available evidence



  1. Iran and the IAEA would agree on terms of the continuous presence of inspectors in Iran to verify credibly that no diversion takes place in Iran.
  2. Intelligence experts can't credibly estimate the rebels' numbers but say most are Iraqis.
  3. The last place he can credibly be traced to, however, is Waziristan.



  1. While there remains "understandable debate" about whether the war was worth fighting, Bush said "war critics can no longer credibly argue that we're losing in Iraq."
    on Mar 19, 2008 By: President Bush Source:

  2. After the Border Agency announced its findings, Chris Grayling, the shadow home secretary, said: "We can't see how Baroness Scotland can credibly stay in her job. She was the minister who steered this law through the House of Lords and who insisted...
    on Sep 22, 2009 By: Chris Grayling Source:

  3. "We could not credibly threaten not to pay. That meant putting AIG into bankruptcy. At the time, we were working desperately to rebuild confidence in the financial system," Geithner said in written remarks. "Any suggestion that we might let...
    on Jan 27, 2010 By: Timothy Geithner Source: Seattle Times

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