1 : reliance on the truth or reality of something gave sầu credit to everything he said Give no credit to lớn idle rumors.

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c : the provision of money, goods, or services with the expectation of future payment long-term credit also : money, goods, or services so provided They exhausted their credit.
d(1) : an entry on the right-hand side of an account constituting an addition to a revenue, net worth, or liability tài khoản
6a : something that gains or adds to reputation or esteem : honor He took no credit for his kindly act.
7 : recognition by name of a person contributing lớn a performance (such as a film or telecast) the opening credits
8a : recognition by a school or college that a student has fulfilled a requirement leading lớn a degree
5a : lớn consider usually favorably as the source, agent, or performer of an action or the possessor of a trait credits hyên with an excellent sense of humor

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belief, faith, credence, credit mean assent to lớn the truth of something offered for acceptance. belief may or may not imply certitude in the believer. my belief that I had caught all the errors faith almost always implies certitude even where there is no evidence or proof. an unshakable faith in God credence suggests intellectual assent without implying anything about grounds for assent. a theory now given credence by scientists credit may imply assent on grounds other than direct proof. gave full credit to lớn the statement of a reputable witness

influence, authority, prestige, weight, credit mean power exerted over the minds or behavior of others. influence may apply khổng lồ a force exercised & received consciously or unconsciously. used her influence lớn get the bill passed authority implies the power of winning devotion or allegiance or of compelling acceptance và belief. his opinions lacked authority prestige implies the ascendancy given by conspicuous excellence or reputation for superiority. the prestige of the newspaper weight implies measurable or decisive influence in determining acts or choices. their wishes obviously carried much weight credit suggests influence that arises from the confidence of others. his credit with the press


ascribe, attribute, assign, impute, credit mean lớn lay something to the account of a person or thing. ascribe suggests an inferring or conjecturing of cause, unique, authorship. forged paintings formerly ascribed to masters attribute suggests less tentativeness than ascribe, less definiteness than assign. attributed to Rembrandt but possibly done by an associate assign implies ascribing with certainty or after deliberation. assigned the bones to the Cretaceous period impute suggests ascribing something that brings discredit by way of accusation or blame. tried to impute sinister motives to my actions credit implies ascribing a thing or especially an action khổng lồ a person or other thing as its agent, source, or explanation. credited his teammates for his success

Noun banks that extend credit to lớn the public You need lớn have sầu a strong credit history & a good job in order to get a mortgage. A credit of $50 was added khổng lồ your tài khoản. All the credit must go to the play"s talented director. She"s finally getting the credit she deserves. He shared the credit with his parents. You"ve got to give her credit; she knows what she"s doing. Verb Your payment of $38.50 has been credited to lớn your account. The bank is crediting your trương mục for the full amount. They credited the rescue to his quiông chồng thinking.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun To his credit, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy understands the heavy workload Elliott has carried for five years. — Tyên ổn Cowlishaw, Dallas News, 29 July 2021 To her credit, Biles didn’t try to lớn hide this, either. — Jason Gay, WSJ, 28 July 2021 His most recent credit was 2016"s Nobody"s Perfect. — Greta Bjornson,, 28 July 2021 To his credit, the ranking Republican thành viên of the committee, James Inhofe, tried khổng lồ rally his colleagues to lớn oppose the measure. — The Editors, National Review, 27 July 2021 And in a recent focus group of Alaska Trump supporters, some Murkowski critics still gave her credit for channeling federal aid lớn the state. — Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2021 With seven innings and three runs to lớn his credit, Woodruff (7-5) departed for pinch-hitter Avisaíl García having allowed five hits và two walks with nine strikeouts in his 103-pitch outing. — Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 July 2021 Its second season, khổng lồ its great credit, questions all the optimism. — Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 23 July 2021 Biles currently has four gold medals to her credit. — Emily Leiker, USA TODAY, 21 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Eventually, the cycle returns to normal, but Samolitis says a lot of people will incorrectly credit biotin. — Kirbie Johnson, Allure, 2 Aug. 2021 But aý muốn the allies rushing khổng lồ Newsom’s defense are doctors, nurses, dentists & other health care interests who credit those pandemic measures for protecting them as front-line workers và saving the lives of countless Californians. — Samantha Young, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 July 2021 Supporters credit Brown with ending top-down mandates and letting local leaders decide what’s best for their communities. — oregonlive, 15 July 2021 So the people prone khổng lồ wrongly blame Biden for gas prices would also be slow to credit hyên for the economy, even though those are two sides of the same coin. — Eric Litke, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2021 Though critics say these methods can cause problems by interfering with legitimate claims, some officials in other states credit them with significantly decreasing fraud. — Lisa Donovan,, 1 July 2021 Advocates credit it with helping the community reduce chronic homelessness by 1/2 over the last three years, based on a danh mục service providers keep of everyone experiencing homelessness in the county. — Taylor Stevens, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 June 2021 Dos Santos & DeSouza both credit their mothers with teaching them how lớn swim. — Rochelle Olson, Star Tribune, 15 June 2021 But Ellison và other members of the prosecution credit her with helping Tobin and the other medical witnesses to lớn make their testimony more accessible. — Washington Post, 29 Aquảng bá. 2021

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First Known Use of credit


1529, in the meaning defined at sense 3


circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History và Etymology for credit


Middle French, from Old Italian credito, from Latin creditum something entrusted lớn another, loan, from neuter of creditus, past participle of credere to lớn believe, entrust — more at creed


partly from credit entry 1; partly from Latin creditus, past participle — see credit entry 1