From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcrediblecred‧i‧ble /ˈkredəbəl/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 BELIEVEdeserving or able to be believed or trusted → incrediblecredible explanation/story/account etc 🔊 He was unable to give a credible explanation for his behaviour. 🔊 Her excuse was barely credible.credible threat/challenge/force etc 🔊 Can Thompson make a credible challenge for the party leadership? 🔊 a credible alternative to nuclear power —credibly adverb
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credible• Once they began, they acquiredmomentum of their own, and the size of the purge made it credible.• This means, do I think you are competent and credible.• But how much longer he can survive as a credible force is open to question.• The complaint would be more credible if he could remember more specificdetails.• The idea of one global power holding the other to ransom seems less credible now than it has done previously.• Her story is completely credible - she doesn't usually exaggerate.• Is she a crediblewitness?credible explanation/story/account etc• The first two of these little surprises, just possibly, have credible explanations.• Money was invested in virtually any company with a credible story of what they were going to do on the internet.