Credible meaning

krĕd'ə-bəl
The definition of credible is someone or something that is believable or reliable.

An example of credible is gardening advice from a master gardener.

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Capable of being believed; believable or plausible.

A credible witness; a credible explanation.

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Considered capable of achieving a goal.

The party must nominate a credible candidate for governor.

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Being of sufficient military capability to deter an attack or carry out an operation successfully.

Credible military force.

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That can be believed; believable; reliable.
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Origin of credible

  • Middle English from Latin crēdibilis from crēdere to believe kerd- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English credible, from Old French credible, from Latin crēdibilis (“worthy of belief”), from crēdō (“believe”); see credit.
    From Wiktionary