credibility vs credence

credibility credence


  • 1) rare Credential or supporting material for a person or claim.
  • 2) Acceptance of a belief or claim as true, especially on the basis of evidence.
  • 3) religion A small table or credenza used in certain Christian religious services.
  • 4) Acceptance as true or valid; belief: synonym: belief.
  • 5) Credibility; plausibility.
  • 6) Recommendation; credentials.
  • 7) A small table or shelf for holding the bread, wine, and vessels of the Eucharist when they are not in use at the altar.
  • 8) A cupboard, sideboard, or cabinet, particularly one intended for the display of rich vessels or plate, and consisting chiefly of open shelves for that purpose.
  • 9) That which gives a claim to credit, belief, or confidence.
  • 10) Reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge; belief; credit; confidence.
  • 11) (Eccl.) The small table by the side of the altar or communion table, on which the bread and wine are placed before being consecrated.
  • 12) a kind of sideboard or buffet
  • 13) the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
  • 14) In medieval times, a side-table or side-board on which the food was placed to be tasted before serving; hence, in later use, a cupboard or cabinet for the display of plate, etc.
  • 15) Belief; credit; reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge, as from the testimony of others.
  • 16) Some act or process of testing the nature or character of food before serving it, as a precaution against poison, formerly practised in royal or noble households.
  • 17) That which gives a claim to credit, belief, or confidence; credentials: now used only in the phrase letter of credence (a paper intended to commend the bearer to the confidence of a third person).
  • 18) Eccles., in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, a small table, slab, or shelf against the wall of the sanctuary or chancel, near the epistle side of the altar (on the right of one facing it).
  • 19) obsolete To give credence to; to believe.
  • 20) To give credence to; believe.


  • 1) What he is trying to do is restore scientific credibility to the organisation.
  • 2) We went too far down the comedy route and lost credibility.
  • 3) Their presence gives the competition credibility with public and sponsors but at a heavy price.
  • 4) They lost either credit with the pope or credibility with their people.
  • 5) So is becoming a councillor a way of gaining the credibility he feels he is due?
  • 6) Those who claim to know it all lose credibility.
  • 7) One vote per telephone number would restore some credibility.
  • 8) It calls into question the credibility of those people.
  • 9) He said he had used the doctor signs for easier parking and to gain credibility.
  • 10) This will certainly lose credibility with your subject.
  • 11) It undermines the credibility of health warnings against things that really are terrifyingly dangerous.
  • 12) His own enormous success as a salesperson and sales trainer gives the book credibility.
  • 13) It further undermines the credibility of this silly policy.
  • 14) Because it gives a company credibility and access to a fresh source of capital.
  • 15) Your credibility is soon lost if you keep saying "it cannot be done "and then do it.
  • 16) But using this to forecast the weather weeks or months ahead can raise false alarms and lose forecasters much credibility.
  • 17) At a stroke, all trust and credibility was regained.
  • 18) But because of what happened to us, we have a credibility that makes people listen.
  • 19) Cyclists have failed to address the problems; it now needs outsiders to help provide a basis for credibility and trust.
  • 20) For the shareholders, much will depend on how quickly Rock can find a buyer or some kind of partner to restore credibility.
  • 21) Gucci's racy advertising several years ago sparked outrage from older magazine readers, though it helped give the label credibility among younger shoppers.
  • 22) Bill, your credibility is at stake if you don't win that State for BO .....
  • 23) Could it be that Gordon Brown has fiddled so many figures and double or treble announced so many increases in funding over the last 10 years that his credibility is at approximately zero.
  • 24) When you resort to calling me a “jackass” you are helping me find where your credibility is at.
  • 25) I am interested in your credibility, and to what level your credibility is at.
  • 26) Maybe your credibility is about sharing the good stuff.
  • 27) Adding to your credibility is the appearance that you do not seem to have any political party affiliations.
  • 28) On the amateur side are those individuals who hack for the thrill of it, seeking information on NASA and UFOs, for example, or to gain "credibility" with cyber gang members.
  • 29) Kroger's story that Beau's credibility is too damaged to hold up in court is just ridiculous - especially going up against that beacon of integrity Sam Adams.
  • 30) And it has certainly cost us credibility from the public because of conflicting recommendations.
  • 31) ‘However, all this talk of trust and credibility has stirred my curiosity.’
  • 32) ‘However, none of these failings, in our view, undermined the overall credibility of these witnesses.’
  • 33) ‘The failure to report the allegations undermined the credibility of the witnesses to the extent they should not be believed.’
  • 34) ‘His reasoning was simple - his fame would lend instant credibility to his product.’
  • 35) ‘Being published lends instant credibility among your target audience.’
  • 36) ‘Once one publication has written about you, you gain instant credibility with others.’
  • 37) ‘The defense questions the credibility of the witness, who was 14 years old at the time.’
  • 38) ‘The process of this prize lacks scientific credibility and integrity.’
  • 39) ‘But more importantly, the government's credibility has not fully recovered.’
  • 40) ‘The charge against the accused rests almost entirely on the credibility of the complainant.’
  • 41) ‘I have used it solely to assist in my findings of the credibility of the two complainants.’
  • 42) ‘In the short term, he must address his government's growing credibility problem.’
  • 43) ‘"We came out of it with our credibility intact, " he said.’
  • 44) ‘Ignore this and the legacy will survive, at least temporarily, with some credibility intact.’
  • 45) ‘Their relationship and credibility in the eyes of the Commission are important to them.’
  • 46) ‘Having a weblog increases your authority and credibility in the eyes of your readers.’
  • 47) ‘Such information may guide the development of future professional training protocols for credibility assessment.’
  • 48) ‘Therefore, it appears that personality characteristics may not influence the process of credibility assessment.’
  • 49) ‘So I think this is a pretty sharp blow to the administration's credibility.’
  • 50) ‘The death was a sensational development in a controversy threatening the government's credibility.’
  • 51) ‘Realism with regard to screenplay and dialogue give it the kind of credibility that only documentaries have.’
  • 52) ‘The lack of credibility regarding the central issues in this claim have caused me to doubt the truthfulness of the appellant.’
  • 53) ‘His goal is to convince them that party politics is central to the credibility story.’
  • 54) ‘We just don't think there is any credibility to those claims.’
  • 55) ‘It also depends a great deal on the standing and credibility of the person who makes the pitch.’


  • 1) And naturally that would have predisposed her to put credence in Jasper Flodge's dirty story.
  • 2) You're surely not giving any credence to this story of Hythe's?
  • 3) Yet there was one rumour that appeared to have some degree of credence.
  • 4) Whether or not people choose to give it credence is up to them – but who are you to declare it out of bounds?
  • 5) The fact that this clown thinks anything that comes out of his mouth holds any credence is really just hilarious.
  • 6) Why the Republicans continue to give her credence is beyond me.
  • 7) Consequently, lies about climate change gain credence even when they fly in the face of the science that supposedly is their basis.
  • 8) Finally, CNN gives a positive view about Governor Palin credence in a Political Ticker story!
  • 9) The point? absolute talentless, imbecilic, people and mini, made up sections, can gain credence in large unwieldy organizations who have lost their understanding of what it is they should be doing.
  • 10) These articles are in the millions, and credence is just a short distance behind.
  • 11) Even if the original source corrects themselves, the ‘fact’ can gain credence simply by being said in many places.
  • 12) Only much later did the notion gain credence that sex segregation allowed women to develop self-esteem so that they could effectively compete with men.
  • 13) ‘That's a problem, because the credentials of professionals lend credence to their beliefs, however outrageous.’
  • 14) ‘Because Bahamian society is small, insular and closed, it is possible for certain ideas to circulate, gain credence and become accepted as fact.’
  • 15) ‘But seriously, there is credence in the belief that we fear what we do not know.’
  • 16) ‘In spite of the falsehoods in our press, it seems to me this last year I've never seen so many lies accepted and given credence to than in all my 56 years.’
  • 17) ‘The idea might seem ludicrous but it's gaining credence among some very bright people.’
  • 18) ‘This concept held some credence, especially among paleontologists, until the modern evolutionary synthesis was established in the 1940s.’
  • 19) ‘But their demands helped to muddy the waters and were given wide credence among their supporters in the United States.’
  • 20) ‘Opponents certainly give little credence to these reports, in part because they know their own lists usually include some fiction.’
  • 21) ‘The doctrine of reincarnation is one of the world's most popular religious beliefs, and one which has also found credence with many in the West, along with the what goes around comes around belief in Karma.’
  • 22) ‘And so I didn't trust emotion, or give it much credence.’
  • 23) ‘It is painful to watch him displaying credentials that no longer carry much credence.’
  • 24) ‘His ideas have been twisted into evolutionary psychology, a pseudo-science which is given surprising credence.’
  • 25) ‘The adage that ‘education is the lifeblood of a cooperative’ has always had credence and it continues to ring true today.’
  • 26) ‘Meanwhile, they're also accepting that the slump in singles sales isn't down to illegal downloading alone; they give some credence to the ‘rival entertainment’ argument.’
  • 27) ‘Nevertheless, the idea has survived, gaining credence even in official circles, and continues to be invoked in any discussion, official or otherwise, of the future of the Egyptian theatre.’
  • 28) ‘If views like his are starting to gain credence with the intellectual elites of places like Malaysia - as it seems they are - for that reason alone they merit a serious and objective response by all of us.’
  • 29) ‘When the government is giving you millions of dollars to show a drug is harmful, you're going to give more credence to experiments that show it is, no matter how flawed, because your career depends on it.’
  • 30) ‘When you have either a political or ideological bias there is a great temptation to ignore contrary facts and information as a matter of deliberate policy or because you subconsciously give them little credence.’
  • 31) ‘Martin Luther King's words gained credence from his actions.’
  • 32) ‘The very fact that I visit this site and read these articles lends credence to the assumption that I do find useful and true ideas here.’
  • 33) ‘It almost lends credence to the prosecution's case.’
  • 34) ‘The record of systemic abuse of the program lends credence to claims that the oil-ministry list is genuine and should be investigated.’
  • 35) ‘This lends credence to the theory that one channels the powers beyond when writing, because really, I don't think I could seriously write that.’
  • 36) ‘The name of the place also lends credence to his theory.’
  • 37) ‘Their reluctance to defend themselves against specific charges lends credence to the allegations.’
  • 38) ‘Towards the end of the tape the sound of breaking glass and crockery lends credence to the theory that passengers rushed the aisle with the food trolley.’
  • 39) ‘The existence of palm leaf libraries lends credence to the proletariat nature of ancient Oriya literature.’
  • 40) ‘It also lends credence to the notion that the availability of gambling opportunities is correlated positively with the incidence of problem and pathological gambling behaviors.’
  • 41) ‘The research lends credence to the notion that common bacterial infections might play a role in determining who is stricken with the debilitating neurological disorder.’
  • 42) ‘In fact, scholarly research lends credence to the observational accounts of the mainstream news media and the conventional wisdom of partisan practitioners.’
  • 43) ‘Their battered condition lends credence to the story, for why else would they have been saved, if not for their association with the martyred slave?’
  • 44) ‘The fact that the association between identity and support was actually stronger for boys than for girls lends credence to this hypothesis.’
  • 45) ‘This observation lends credence to the view that the Ohio Prairie Peninsula prairies developed through migration from the west.’
  • 46) ‘The fact that tutorial utilization resulted in even higher examination scores lends credence to their usefulness as a learning tool.’
  • 47) ‘This lends credence to the mother's position that the policy was there for the financial security of the mother and children rather than anything else.’
  • 48) ‘A decision from the ethics committee lends credence, just by its existence, to the moral correctness of that decision.’
  • 49) ‘The picture is also jumpy and unfocused at times, which also lends credence to the high-resolution argument.’
  • 50) ‘The lack of an extension for Scott lends credence to those rumors.’
  • 51) ‘The demonstrated fact that material does travel from one planet to another lends credence to the hypothesis.’
  • 52) ‘I took the finger towel and glass cruets of water and wine to the credence table at the right of the altar and put out the bell on the step where I would be kneeling at the consecration.’

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