capable of being believed; believable: a credible statement.
worthy of belief or confidence; trustworthy: a credible witness.
- 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
The labels also included links to information from credible sources.Facebook reveals that massive amounts of misinformation flooded its service during the election | Danielle Abril | November 19, 2020 | Fortune
Another key element to long-term success against the virus, according to experts, is relying on credible, scientific sources for medical information.
How do you know if your credible sources are truthful, what’s measuring the credibility of those sources and someone even saying I’ve seen misinformation in the so-called credible sources.
The companies also included links in those warnings to more credible sources, such as official results and news articles.Senators attack Facebook and Twitter over labeling election misinformation | Danielle Abril | November 17, 2020 | Fortune
Brnovich, a Republican, told Fox Business that his office had investigated more than 1,000 complaints related to claims that ballots marked with Sharpie pens were being disqualified and found none that were credible.
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 | John Avlon | November 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The group she worked for said, apparently credibly, that the warrant was “no longer active.”What’s Really Obstructing Obamacare? GOP Resisters | Michael Tomasky | November 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But there wasn't any comment about Mr. Zimmerman or his family, who, by most accounts, also comported themselves credibly.
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. | Megan McArdle | February 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But given what has been credibly written about him personally, Oscar Pistorius was transfixed by the dark side of the moon.
I am credibly informed that persons of culture have forgotten John Leyden.Angling Sketches | Andrew Lang
Dr. Orkborne is one of the first scholars in the world, as I am credibly informed; and I beg you'll all respect him accordingly.'Camilla | Fanny Burney
A lady of the village, said to have been once very handsome, was credibly reported to have refused nineteen offers of marriage.
But being afterwards credibly informed that the Turks would not set out this year, he attended to other affairs.
I am credibly informed that in a matter of drains they are not good.The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer | Richard Clynton
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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