To believe; to put credence in.
- Someone said there were over 100,000 people there, but I can't credit that.
(accounting) To add to an account (confer debit.)
- How shall they credit / A poor unlearned virgin?
- Credit accounts receivable with the amount of the invoice.
- For the payroll period credit employees' tips to their wages paid account and debit their minimum wage payable account.
To acknowledge the contribution of.
- The full amount of the purchase has been credited to your account.
- I credit the town council with restoring the shopping district.
To bring honour or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.
- Credit the point guard with another assist.
- You credit the church as much by your government as you did the school formerly by your wit.
Reliance on the truth of something said or done; faith; trust.
* Bible, 1 Macc. x. 46
(uncountable) Recognition and respect.
- When Jonathan and the people heard these words they gave no credit into them, nor received them.
- I give you credit for owning up to your mistake.
- He arrived five minutes late, but to his credit he did work an extra ten minutes at the end of his shift.
- John Gilpin was a citizen / Of credit and renown.
, date=December 10
, author=David Ornstein quoting (David Moyes
, title=Arsenal 1 - 0 Everton
, work=BBC Sport
, passage="I've got to give credit
to Van Persie, it was a great goal. We didn't mean to give them chances but they're a good team."}}
(countable) Acknowledgement of a contribution, especially in the performing arts.
Written titles and other information about the TV program or movie shown at the beginning and/or end of the TV program or movie.
- She received a singing credit in last year's operetta.
(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.
- They kissed, and then the credits rolled.
The time given for payment for something sold on trust.
- In view of your payment record, we are happy to extend further credit to you.
(uncountable, US) A person's credit rating or creditworthiness, as represented by their history of borrowing and repayment (or non payment).
- a long credit''' or a short '''credit
(accounting) An addition to certain accounts.
(tax accounting) A reduction in taxes owed, or a refund for excess taxes paid.
- What do you mean my credit is no good?
A source of value, distinction or honour.
- Didn't you know that the IRS will refund any excess payroll taxes that you paid if you use the 45(B) general business credit ?
* Alexander Pope
- That engineer is a credit to the team.
An arbitrary unit of value, used in many token economies.
- I published, because I was told I might please such as it was a credit to please.
- To repair your star cruiser will cost 100,000 credits .
(uncountable) Recognition for having taken a course (class).
- Would you like to play? I put in a dollar and I've got two credits left.
(countable) A (course credit), a credit hour – used as measure if enough courses have been taken for graduation.
- If you do not come to class, you will not get credit for the class, regardless of how well you do on the final.
- Dude, I just need 3 more credits to graduate – I can take socio-linguistics of Swahili if I want.
* course credit
* credit card
* credit crunch
* credit hour
* credit rating
* credit reference
* closing credits
* end credits
* extra credit
* give credit
* take credit for
* line of credit
* opening credits
* take the cash and let the credit go
* tip wage credit
What somebody is known for.
, author=John Frith
, title=A pistle to the Christen reader. The Revelation of Antichrist: Antithesis,
, publisher=Luft [i.e. Hoochstraten]
, passage=And Balaam (or as the trueth of the hebrewe hath Bileam) doth signifie the people of no reputation
/ or the vayne people or they that are not counted for people.
* Adjectives often applied to "reputation": good, great, excellent, bad, stellar, tarnished, evil, damaged, dubious, spotless, terrible, ruined, horrible, lost, literary, corporate, global, personal, academic, scientific, posthumous, moral, artistic.