Definition of Credit

1. Noun. Approval. "Give her credit for trying"

Exact synonyms: Recognition
Generic synonyms: Approval, Commendation
Specialized synonyms: Commemoration, Memorial, Remembrance, Ovation, Standing Ovation, Salutation, Salute

2. Verb. Give someone credit for something. "We credited her for saving our jobs"
Generic synonyms: Ascribe, Assign, Attribute, Impute

3. Noun. Money available for a client to borrow.

4. Verb. Ascribe an achievement to. "She was not properly credited in the program"
Exact synonyms: Accredit
Generic synonyms: Ascribe, Assign, Attribute, Impute

5. Noun. An accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items.
Exact synonyms: Credit Entry
Generic synonyms: Accounting Entry, Entry, Ledger Entry
Antonyms: Debit

6. Verb. Accounting: enter as credit. "We credit your account with $100"
Specialized synonyms: Finance
Generic synonyms: Account, Calculate
Derivative terms: Creditor
Antonyms: Debit

7. Noun. Used in the phrase 'to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise. "She already had several performances to her credit"
Generic synonyms: Accomplishment, Achievement

8. Verb. Have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of.
Specialized synonyms: Believe
Generic synonyms: Bank, Rely, Swear, Trust

9. Noun. Arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services.
Exact synonyms: Deferred Payment
Generic synonyms: Payment
Antonyms: Cash

10. Noun. Recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours.
Exact synonyms: Course Credit
Generic synonyms: Attainment
Specialized synonyms: Credit Hour, Semester Hour

11. Noun. A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage. "The article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
Exact synonyms: Acknowledgment, Citation, Cite, Mention, Quotation, Reference
Generic synonyms: Annotation, Notation, Note
Specialized synonyms: Photo Credit, Cross-index, Cross-reference
Derivative terms: Acknowledge, Cite, Cite, Cite, Cite, Mention, Reference

12. Noun. An entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work. "The credits were given at the end of the film"

13. Noun. An estimate, based on previous dealings, of a person's or an organization's ability to fulfill their financial commitments.
Exact synonyms: Credit Rating
Generic synonyms: Approximation, Estimate, Estimation, Idea

Definition of Credit

1. n. Reliance on the truth of something said or done; belief; faith; trust; confidence.

2. v. t. To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe.

Definition of Credit

1. Verb. (transitive) To believe. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive accounting) To add to an account (confer debit.) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To acknowledge a contribution. ¹

4. Noun. Recognition and respect. ¹

5. Noun. Acknowledgement of a contribution, especially in the performing arts. ¹

6. Noun. (usually plural) A written title shown with a film or video. ¹

7. Noun. (uncountable legal 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. ¹

8. Noun. (uncountable US) A person's credit rating or creditworthiness, as represented by their history of borrowing and repayment (or non payment). ¹

9. Noun. (accounting) An addition to certain accounts. ¹

10. Noun. (context: tax accounting) A reduction in taxes owed, or a refund for excess taxes paid. ¹

11. Noun. A source of value, distinction or honour. ¹

12. Noun. An arbitrary unit of value, used in many token economies. ¹

13. Noun. Recognition for having taken a course (class). ¹

14. Noun. A (w course credit), a credit hour – used as measure if enough courses have been taken for graduation. ¹

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Definition of Credit

1. to accept as true [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Credit

credibility gap
credibility gaps
credit (current term)
credit-deposit ratio
credit account
credit analyst
credit application
credit bureau
credit card
credit card tart
credit cards
credit crunch
credit crunches
credit default option
credit default options
credit default swap

Literary usage of Credit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery in the by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Beames (1818)
"who has been examined in the Cause (1). The Court, to sustain its general Rules, requires, that the Examination should be only to the credit of the ..."

2. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"SCHOOL credit FOB STORE EXPERIENCE. In mapping out the retail selling course ... The school in turn must allow credit toward graduation for store work under ..."

3. Rural Credits, Land and Cooperative by Myron Timothy Herrick, R. Ingalls (1914)
"Forms of credit.—Agricultural credit in the United States. ... IN a financial sense, credit is that confidence reposed in a person, which enables him to ..."

4. The Contemporary Review (1875)
"In another place, he says— " An effect of this latter character naturally attends some extensions of credit ; esj ecially when taking place in the form of ..."

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