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    give credence to = lent credence to?

    credence Show phonetics
    noun [U] FORMAL
    acceptance, support or belief that something is true:
    I'm not prepared to give credence to anonymous complaints.
    His bruises added/lent credence to his statement that he had been beaten.
    Hi!

    give credence to = lent credence to?

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    #2

    Re: give credence to = lent credence to?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi!

    give credence to = lent credence to?

    Thank you!
    Give credance to = lend credance to. (present tense)

    Gave credance to = lent credance to. (past tense)

    Also -

    Add credence to = lend credance to. (present tense)

    Added credence to = lent credence to. (past tense)

    You just need to match the tense forms of the verb.

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    Re: give credence to = lent credence to?

    Quote Originally Posted by colloquium View Post
    Give credance to = lend credance to. (present tense)

    You just need to match the tense forms of the verb.
    Hello Colloquium, thank you for your answer. I forgot to match the tense.

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