Credible Definition

That can be believed; believable; reliable.
Webster's New World
Considered capable of achieving a goal.
The party must nominate a credible candidate for governor.
American Heritage
Being of sufficient military capability to deter an attack or carry out an operation successfully.
Credible military force.
American Heritage

Origin of Credible

  • From Middle English credible, from Old French credible, from Latin crēdibilis (“worthy of belief”), from crēdō (“believe”); see credit.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Latin crēdibilis from crēdere to believe kerd- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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