RE: "lends" or "provides" credibility ?

Subject: RE: "lends" or "provides" credibility ?
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:32:38 -0500


Monique Semp wrote:


> I think the common phrase is “lends credibility”, but I tend to internalize that as “temporarily providing” credibility (because “lending” isn’t a permanent gift), and certainly that’s not what’s typically meant!
>
> So am I just off the wall with wanting to avoid the “lends credibility” phrase? If not, then what might you suggest as an alternative?

Definition 2.a. for "lend" at merriam-webster.com says:
"to give the assistance or support of : AFFORD, FURNISH"
which I think fits perfectly with the common phrase "lends credibility". No sense of temporary at all.

-Fred Ridder


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