Credit meaning

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Credit is defined as to give honor to someone or to give money back to an account.

An example of credit is to congratulate someone on her graduation from law school.

An example of credit is to for a store clerk to transfer money back into a buyer's account after she returns a pair of jeans.

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Influence based on the good opinion or confidence of others.

Used his credit with the police to get them to devote more time to the case.

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The definition of credit means praise for something or a financial balance or earnings towards a college degree.

An example of credit is a congratulations for finishing medical school while working two jobs at the same time.

An example of credit is the amount of money available to spend in a bank charge account, or the funds added to a checking account.

An example of credit is the amount of English courses need for a degree.

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(rare) The quality of being credible or trustworthy.
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(rare) To bring honor to.
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Reputation for solvency and integrity entitling a person to be trusted in buying or borrowing.

You should have no trouble getting the loan if your credit is good.

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An acknowledgment of work done, as in the production of a motion picture or publication.

At the end of the film we stayed to watch the credits.

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Approval; deference; respect. See also full faith and credit. Belief; faith; trust. The ability to borrow money, the amount made available as a loan, or the ability to purchase goods and services without immediate payment, based on the creditor’s faith in one’s ability and intention to repay the loan or to pay for the goods and services in the future. A reduction in an amount owed or an addition to one’s net worth or revenue. A form of security offered to a seller that provides for payment by a bank or financial institution upon certain conditions being met, including delivery of goods within specified time and whatever other conditions are applicable to the transaction. See also letter of credit.
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Recognition or approval for an act, ability, or quality.

Gave them credit for a job well done.

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A source of honor or distinction.

This exceptional athlete is a credit to our team.

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A reputation for sound character or quality; standing.

It is to their credit that they worked so hard without complaining.

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Belief or confidence in the truth of something.
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To give or award an educational credit to.
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(archaic) To bring honor or distinction to.
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Belief or trust; confidence; faith.
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Praise or approval to which one is entitled; commendation.

To deserve credit for trying.

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A person or thing bringing approval or honor.

A credit to the team.

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To believe in the truth, reliability, etc. of; trust.
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To give credit to or deserved commendation for.
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To give credit in a bank account, charge account, etc.
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(accounting) To enter on the credit side.
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(educ.) To enter a credit or credits on the record of (a student)
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Any money lent through bonds or loans, for any of a variety of purposes. Credit must be paid back or the borrower risks defaulting.
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To believe.

Someone said there had been over 100,000 people there, but I can't credit that.

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(accounting) To add to an account (confer debit.)

Credit accounts receivable with the amount of the invoice.

For the payroll period credit employees' tips to their wages paid account and debit their minimum wage payable account.

The full amount of the purchase has been credited to your account.

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To acknowledge a contribution.

I credit the town council with restoring the shopping district.

Credit the point guard with another assist.

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Reliance on the truth of something said or done; faith; trust.
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(uncountable) Recognition and respect.

I give you credit for owning up to your mistake.

He arrived five minutes late, but to his credit he did work an extra ten minutes at the end of his shift.

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(countable) Acknowledgement of a contribution, especially in the performing arts.

She received a singing credit in last year's operetta.

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(usually in the plural) A written title shown with a film or video.

They kissed, and then the credits rolled.

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(uncountable, law, business) A privilege of delayed payment extended to a buyer or borrower on the seller's or lender's belief that what is given will be repaid.

In view of your payment record, we are happy to extend further credit to you.

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The time given for payment for something sold on trust.

A long credit or a short credit.

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(uncountable, US) A person's credit rating or creditworthiness, as represented by their history of borrowing and repayment (non payment).

What do you mean my credit is no good?

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(accounting) An addition to certain accounts.
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(tax accounting) A reduction in taxes owed, or a refund for excess taxes paid.

Didn't you know that the IRS will refund any excess payroll taxes that you paid if you use the 45(B) general business credit?

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A source of value, distinction or honour.

That engineer is a credit to the team.

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An arbitrary unit of value, used in many token economies.

To repair your star cruiser will cost 100,000 credits.

Would you like to play? I put in a dollar and I've got two credits left.

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(uncountable) Recognition for having taken a course (class).

If you do not come to class, you will not get credit for the class, regardless of how well you do on the final.

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(countable) A course credit, a credit hour – used as measure if enough courses have been taken for graduation.

Dude, I just need 3 more credits to graduate – I can take socio-linguistics of Swahili if I want.

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A monetary amount that is added to an account balance. A credit to one account is a debit to another. See debit.
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credit someone with
  • to believe that someone has or is responsible for; ascribe to someone
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do credit to
  • to bring approval or honor to
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give credit to
  • to have confidence or trust in; believe
  • to commend
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give one credit for
  • to commend one for
  • to believe or recognize that one has
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on credit
  • with the agreement that payment will be made at a future date
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to one's credit
  • bringing approval or honor to one
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

credit someone with
do credit to
give credit to
give one credit for
on credit
to one's credit

Origin of credit

  • French from Old French from Old Italian credito from Latin crēditum loan from neuter past participle of crēdere to entrust kerd- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French crédit (“belief, trust”), from Latin creditum (“a loan, credit”), neuter of creditus, past participe of credere (“to believe”). The verb is from the noun.

    From Wiktionary