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cred-, credit-, creed- (Latin: believe, belief, faith, confidence, trust)

1. To put or bring into credit, to set forth as credible; to vouch for, sanction, or countenance.
2. To send forth with credentials, to furnish with letters of credit; to recommend by documents as an envoy or messenger.
3. Officially to recognize a person or organization as having met a standard or criterion.
The action of accrediting; the fact of being accredited; recommendation to credit or to official recognition.
Furnished with credentials, publicly or officially recognized; given forth as worthy of belief, authoritatively sanctioned.
1. The action of vouching for or furnishing with credentials.
2. Giving credit, furnishing with credentials.
1. To entrust, confide, commit (to a person, into his hands, etc.); to give into his charge.
2. To accredit, authenticate, prove trustworthy.
credal, creedal:
Pertaining to or characterized by a creed, or formula of religious belief.
credence, credency:
1. The mental action of believing or accepting as true; belief. to give credence to: to accept (a statement, etc.), or accept the statement of (a person, etc.), as true; to believe, credit.
2. That which is believed; a belief.
3. Acceptance based on the degree to which something is believable.
credencive; credensive; credenciveness:
Disposed to give credence; ready to believe.
credenda (Anglicized form: credends):
Things to be believed; propositions forming or belonging to a system of belief; matters of faith. Opposed to agenda, things to be done, matters of practice.
1. Believing, trustful, confiding; one who believes; a believer.
2. Having credit or repute; credible.
Doctrines to be believed; matters of faith.
1. A certificate, letter, or experience that qualifies someone to do something; anything that provides authentication for a claim.
2. Letters or written warrants recommending or entitling the bearer to credit or confidence; letters of credence; a letter of recommendation or introduction; especially, one given by a government to an ambassador, or envoy.
Furnished with official credentials.
1. The ability to inspire belief or trust.
2. A willingness to accept something as true.
3. The quality of being credible; an instance or case of this.
credibility gap:
1. A situation in which the pulic distrusts the accuracy of official statements.
2. Any situation in which a lack of trust exists between two groups.
3. An apparent difference between what is claimed to be true and what is in fact true.
For every credibility gap there is a gullibility fill.
—Richard Clopton

1. Capable of being believed; believable.
2. Worthy of belief or confidence; trustworthy, reliable.
3. Inspiring trust and confidence.
4. Someone is cridible when it (or he or she) can be easily or readily believed.
In a credible manner; so as to be believed; on trustworthy authority. (to be credibly informed means to receive credible information).
In a credible manner; so as to be believed; on trustworthy authority.
1. Belief, credence, faith, trust. to give credit to: to believe, put faith in, credit.
2. The honour or commendation bestowed on account of a particular action, personal quality, etc.; acknowledgement of merit.
3. Trust or confidence in a buyer’s ability and intention to pay at some future time, exhibited by entrusting him/her with goods, etc. without presenting immediate payment.
4. Reputation of solvency and probity in business, enabling a person or body to be trusted with goods or money in expectation of future payment.
5. A sum placed at a person’s disposal in the books of a bank, etc., upon which he may draw to the extent of the amount; any note, bill, or other document, on security of which a person may obtain funds.
6. The acknowledgement of payment by entry in an account; to enter (put) to a person’s credit: to acknowledge in this way any value received from him/her.
7. An entry in the record of a pupil or student certifying that he or she has qualified in some course of study.
8. The acknowledgement by name, with details of the service rendered, of each individual contributor (actor, producer, etc.) to a production or the like, usually published in a program or on the screen.
1. Worthy of being believed; credible.
2. Bringing credit or worthy of praise.; superior, above par, praiseworthy.
1. One who gives credit for money or goods; one to whom a debt is owing.
2. A person or organization owed money by another.
A statement of principles or beliefs, especially one that is professed formally.
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
—Saint Augustine

1. The Apostles’ Creed or Nicene Creed, both of which are ancient statements of the basic doctrines of Christianity.
2. The first word of the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds, in Latin; hence in early times a common name for either of these creeds; now used chiefly for local or historical coloring, or as the name of a musical setting of the Nicene Creed.
1. The tendency to believe something too readily.
2. An over-readiness to believe; a disposition to believe on weak or even insufficient grounds.
I never cease being dumfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.
—Leo Rosten

credulous, credulousness:
1. Ready or too easily disposed to believe.
2. Overly ready to believe; apt to believe on weak or insufficient grounds.
3. Someone is credulous when he or she is all too ready to believe something or someone.
A formal summary of the principles of the Christian faith.
2. A set of religious beliefs.
3. Any set of beliefs or principles.
1. Loss or want of credit; impaired reputation; disrepute, reproach; an instance of this.
2. Loss or want of belief or confidence; disbelief, distrust.
3. To show to be unworthy of belief; to take away the credibility of; to destroy confidence in.
4. To injure the credit or reputation of; to bring into discredit, disrepute, or loss of esteem; to disparage, degrade, defame, and slander.
discreditable, discreditably:
1. Bringing shame or dishonor to someone’s good name or reputation.
2. The reverse of creditable; such as to bring discredit; injurious to reputation; disreputable, disgraceful.
Brought into discredit or disrepute; that which has lost credit.
Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories.
—Felix Cohen

The quality or fact of being incredibile; a thing that cannot be believed; an incredible notion or circumstance.
incredible, incredibleness:
1. Not credible; that which cannot be believed; beyond belief.
2. Informally used to mean: unexpectedly or astonishingly large or great; surprising; extraordinarily good, talented, or enjoyable.
In an incredible manner or degree, in a way or to an extent that is impossible or very difficult to believe; to an extent that one would not have believed possible; exceedingly, extremely.
1. A disbelieving frame of mind; unreadiness or unwillingness to believe (statements, etc.); disbelief.
2. A state or feeling of disbelief.
There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.
—Alfred Korzybski

1. Unbelieving; not ready to believe; sceptical. Formerly used of religious unbelief, but no longer applicable in that sense.
2. Unable or unwilling to believe something or completely unconvinced by it.
In an incredulous manner; with incredulity.
1. Originally an infidel, heretic, pagan, or heathen; literally, being of the “wrong belief”.
2. Misbelieving, heretical; unbelieving, infidel.
3. A vile wretch; a villain, a depraved rascal; or a generally malicious and contemptible person..
1. Originally, “surrendering oneself (to an adversary).”
2. Disloyal to a cause or duty; someone who is disloyal or deserts a cause; a coward; a quitter; fainthearted, dastardly, or “yellow”.
uncredible, uncredibility:
Incredible, incredulous.