V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: belief or acceptance that something is true

Synonyms: belief, faith, trust, acceptance

Antonyms: skepticism, disbelief, distrust

Tips: Credence is derived from the Latin word credere, "believe, trust." Related words like creed, credit, credulous, and incredulous are all derived from the same Latin word. Credence is often used as a more sophisticated way of denoting belief or acceptance that something is true.

Usage Examples:

New evidence lends credence to his alibi. (belief, acceptance, trust)

Her bruises lent credence to her claim of spousal abuse. (belief, acceptance, trust)

I don't give his story about finding the "empty" wallet much credence. (belief, faith, trust)

How can you give credence to such despicable gossip and lies? (belief, acceptance)

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