credibility

noun
ADJECTIVE
great, high
real
moral, political, professional, scientific
personal
instant

He had instant credibility with customers.

street
VERB + CREDIBILITY
carry, have

The certificate has great credibility in the US.

be lacking in, lack
gain, regain

The government is desperate to regain credibility with the public.

lose
bring, build, establish, give, lend, provide

Recommendations from two previous clients helped to establish her credibility.

Funding from the World Bank lends credibility to the project.

maintain, retain
restore
add, enhance, increase

The use of computer models adds credibility to the forecasts.

State backing for the plan will enhance its credibility.

challenge, damage, destroy, diminish, erode, hurt, undermine
question
CREDIBILITY + VERB
suffer

Her credibility suffered in her handling of the crisis.

CREDIBILITY + NOUN
gap

Newspapers were talking of a credibility gap between her policies and her achievements.

issue, problem

Anti-dope campaigners are faced with a credibility problem.

crisis

The administration was facing a credibility crisis.

PREPOSITION
credibility among, credibility as

her credibility as a witness

credibility for

He's been helping to restore market credibility for a new industrial process.


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