capable of being believed; believable: a credible statement.
worthy of belief or confidence; trustworthy: a credible witness.
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- cred·i·bil·i·ty, cred·i·ble·ness, noun
- cred·i·bly, adverb
- non·cred·i·ble, adjective
- non·cred·i·ble·ness, noun
- non·cred·i·bly, adverb
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How to use credible in a sentence
For instance, if your business hours are inconsistent across multiple platforms, your business will not be perceived as credible or reliable.A small business’ step-by-step guide to dominating local search in 2021 | Joseph Dyson | February 10, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
At the same time, all commitments to net zero must be underpinned by clear and credible plans to achieve them.Countries must ramp up climate pledges by 80 percent to hit key Paris target, study finds | Brady Dennis | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
A majority of House Republicans opted to reject those votes, despite the utter lack of credible evidence that anything suspect had happened in the state’s election.The Republican Party tries to figure out the path forward | Philip Bump | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
More likely, Goff will be a credible veteran starter who can play until whichever college quarterback the Lions ultimately draft is ready.
In creating your SEO strategy, you will have ensured your site is easy to navigate, simple to search, accessible, and – critically – credible.The business value of SEO in 2021: From revenue generation to reputation and retention | Jim Yu | January 25, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
“I need [my team] to triangulate as many sources as possible and we then accept the most credible,” Francesco Motta said.ISIS Fighters Are Killing Faster than Statisticians Can Count | Peter Schwartzstein | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For example, it views comedian and Last Week Tonight host John Oliver as a credible threat to the Thai power structure.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters | Asawin Suebsaeng | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
credible accounts, including one by The New York Times, point to divisions within ABM.
Comparatively, during those same years CBP flagged 21 percent of migrants from other countries for credible fear interviews.
There have been few credible studies linking the transmission of the virus between animals and humans.The Dog is Dead—And We’ll Never Know if He Had Ebola | Barbie Latza Nadeau | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Because the universe is governed by laws, and there is no credible instance on record of those laws being suspended.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
Before taking up the authentic and credible history of Solomon a few specimens of these traditions may well receive our attention.Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8 | Various
The sails were stowed with a speed that seemed scarcely credible.Boy Scouts in the North Sea | G. Harvey Ralphson
She was predestined to her career, if the following anecdote be credible.Astronomy for Amateurs | Camille Flammarion
With a fatuity hardly more credible than creditable, the Lalugwumps, as they call themselves, deny the immortality of the soul.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
British Dictionary definitions for credible
capable of being believed
trustworthy or reliable: the latest claim is the only one to involve a credible witness
- credibleness, noun
- credibly, adverb
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