credit

[ kred-it ]
/ ˈkrɛd ɪt /

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.

Nearby words

  1. credently,
  2. credenza,
  3. credibility,
  4. credibility gap,
  5. credible,
  6. credit account,
  7. credit bureau,
  8. credit card,
  9. credit crunch,
  10. credit default swap

Idioms

Origin of credit

1535–45; < Middle French < Old Italian credito < Latin crēditum loan, noun use of neuter of crēditus, past participle of crēdere to believe, confide, entrust, give credit

Related forms

Synonym study

4–7, 9. 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 uncredited

credit

/ (ˈkrɛdɪt) /

noun

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

See also credits

Derived Formscreditless, adjective

Word Origin for credit

C16: from Old French crédit, from Italian credito, from Latin crēditum loan, from crēdere to believe

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Word Origin and History for uncredited
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for uncredited

credit

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

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Idioms and Phrases with uncredited

credit

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

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