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Definition of credible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    credible

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈkredəbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkredəbl//
     
     
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  1. 1that can be believed or trusted synonym convincing a credible explanation/witness It is just not credible that she would cheat.
  2. 2that can be accepted, because it seems possible that it could be successful synonym viable Community service is seen as the only credible alternative to imprisonment.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin credibilis, from credere ‘believe’.Extra examples It seems barely credible that anyone could have walked so far in a day. You need imagination to make what you write fully credible. It seemed to be a credible account of events. It’s just not credible that she would cheat. There’s only one credible witness in the case. They haven’t yet come up with a credible explanation.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: credible