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credit - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'credit' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Credit [ n.]
- Reliance on the truth of something said or done; belief; faith; trust; confidence.
- Reputation derived from the confidence of others; esteem; honor; good name; estimation.
- A ground of, or title to, belief or confidence; authority derived from character or reputation.
- That which tends to procure, or add to, reputation or esteem; an honor.
- Influence derived from the good opinion, confidence, or favor of others; interest.
- Trust given or received; expectation of future playment for property transferred, or of fulfillment or promises given; mercantile reputation entitling one to be trusted; -- applied to individuals, corporations, communities, or nations; as, to buy goods on credit.
- The time given for payment for lands or goods sold on trust; as, a long credit or a short credit.
- The side of an account on which are entered all items reckoned as values received from the party or the category named at the head of the account; also, any one, or the sum, of these items; -- the opposite of debit; as, this sum is carried to one's credit, and that to his debit; A has several credits on the books of B.
2 . Credit [ v. t.]
- To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe.
- To bring honor or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.
- To enter upon the credit side of an account; to give credit for; as, to credit the amount paid; to set to the credit of; as, to credit a man with the interest paid on a bond.

Meaning of 'credit' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . credit [ n]
Meaning (1):
- approval
Example in sentence:
  • give her credit for trying;
  • give her recognition for trying;
  • he was given credit for his work
Meaning (2):
- used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise
Example in sentence:
  • she already had several performances to her credit
Meaning (3):
- a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
Example in sentence:
  • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book;
  • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases;
  • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
Meaning (4):
- an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work
Example in sentence:
  • the credits were given at the end of the film
5 . credit [ v]
Meaning (5):
- ascribe an achievement to
Example in sentence:
  • She was not properly credited in the program
Meaning (6):
- accounting: enter as credit
Example in sentence:
  • We credit your account with $100
Meaning (7):
- give someone credit for something
Example in sentence:
  • We credited her for saving our jobs