What does give someone the benefit of the doubt mean?

What is the definition of give someone the benefit of the doubt?


The meaning of "give someone the benefit of the doubt" is:
The definition of "give someone the benefit of the doubt" is:

(idiom) believe something is true because you don’t have any reason to think it is a lie

Example Sentences:

A: What is the best city in Korea for a tourist to visit?
B: Pusan.
A: Okay, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt.

When Tomoko’s husband told her that he was not having an affair, she gave him the benefit of the doubt.

Mom: Son, did you break the television?
Son: No.
Mom: Are you sure?
Son: Um, yes.
Mom: Okay, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. I hope you are not lying to me.

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