- capable of being believed; believable: a credible statement.
- worthy of belief or confidence; trustworthy: a credible witness.
Origin of credible
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Examples from the Web for credibly
And he can credibly point to a record of leadership built on forging bipartisan solutions in the state Legislature.Christie’s Reelection Triumph Is a Revenge of the RINOs
November 6, 2013
And even if the police catch someone, what are the odds that he can credibly name the hundred-odd teenagers who were also there?Criminal Flash Mobs. Apparently, That's a Thing Now.
February 26, 2013
But given what has been credibly written about him personally, Oscar Pistorius was transfixed by the dark side of the moon.The Unwarranted Mythology of Oscar Pistorius
February 15, 2013
In turn, this means the peace process with the Palestinians can be credibly revived.A Centrist Government in Israel?
Brent E. Sasley
January 18, 2013
The Joker just has to come off as credibly, impressively, archetypally mad—as the latest role model for all other vicious madmen.‘Batman’ Taught Accused Colorado Shooter James Holmes How to Be Crazy
July 25, 2012
I am credibly informed that persons of culture have forgotten John Leyden.Angling Sketches
I was credibly informed that more than forty did it in Prison No.Lights and Shadows in Confederate Prisons
Homer B. Sprague
Crown, the sheriff, accomplished it four days ago, I'm credibly informed.No Clue
I am credibly informed that in a matter of drains they are not good.The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer
Not at the present moment, if I am credibly informed by my observations.The Bachelors
William Dana Orcutt
- capable of being believed
- trustworthy or reliablethe latest claim is the only one to involve a credible witness
Word Origin and History for credibly
"believable," late 14c., from Latin credibilis "worthy to be believed," from credere (see credo). Related: Credibly.