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credit

[ kred-it ]
/ ˈkrɛd ɪt /
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noun

verb (used with object)

Verb Phrases

credit to / with to ascribe to a (thing, person, etc.): In former times many herbs were credited with healing powers.

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Idioms for credit

    do someone credit, to be a source of honor or distinction for someone.Also do credit to someone.
    to one's credit, deserving of praise or recognition; admirable: It is to his credit that he freely admitted his guilt.

Origin of credit

First recorded in 1525–35; from Middle French credit “belief, trust, reputation, esteem, money lent or borrowed,” from Old Italian credito “financial transaction with payment deferred,” from Latin crēditum “loan, debt,” noun use of neuter of crēditus, past participle of crēdere “to believe, confide, entrust, give credit”

synonym study for credit

8a. Credit, repute, reputation, standing refer to one's status in the estimation of a community. Credit refers to business and financial status and the amount of money for which a person will be trusted. Repute is particularly what is reported about someone, the favor in which the person is held, etc.: a man of fine repute among his acquaintances. Reputation is the moral and other character commonly ascribed to someone: of unblemished reputation. Standing is one's position in a community, or rank and condition in life: a man of good standing and education.

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British Dictionary definitions for credit

credit
/ (ˈkrɛdɪt) /

noun

verb -its, -iting or -ited (tr)

See also credits

Derived forms of credit

creditless, adjective

Word Origin for credit

C16: from Old French crédit, from Italian credito, from Latin crēditum loan, from crēdere to believe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for credit

credit

The ability to obtain goods, money, or services in return for a promise to pay at some later date.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Idioms and Phrases with credit

credit

see do someone proud (credit to); extend credit to; get credit for; give credit where credit is due.

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