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cred·it
/ˈkredət/
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noun
1.
the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future.
"I've got unlimited credit"
Similar:
financial standing
financial status
solvency
the money lent or made available under a credit arrangement.
plural noun: credits
"the bank refused to extend their credit"
2.
public acknowledgment or praise, typically that given or received when a person's responsibility for an action or idea becomes or is made apparent.
Similar:
praise
commendation
acclaim
approval
approbation
acknowledgment
recognition
kudos
hat tip
glory
merit
regard
esteem
respect
admiration
adulation
veneration
tributes
thanks
gratitude
appreciation
bouquets
brownie points
laudation
extolment
eulogium
an acknowledgment of a contributor's services to a movie or a television program, typically one of a list that is scrolled down the screen at the beginning or end of a movie or program.
plural noun: credits
"the closing credits finished rolling"
verb
3rd person present: credits
1.
publicly acknowledge someone as a participant in the production of (something published or broadcast).
"the screenplay is credited to one American and two Japanese writers"
Similar:
ascribe
attribute
assign
accredit
chalk up
put down
set down
impute
lay at the door of
connect with
associate with
stick something on
ascribe (an achievement or good quality) to someone.
"he is credited with painting one hundred and twenty-five canvases"
Similar:
be accredited with
be recognized as
be given the credit for
be held responsible for
2.
add (an amount of money) to an account.
"this deferred tax can be credited to the profit and loss account"
3.
BRITISH
believe (something surprising or unlikely).
"you would hardly credit it—but it was true"
Similar:
believe
accept
give credence to
have confidence in
trust
have faith in
rely on
depend on
count on
go for
fall for
buy
swallow
swallow something hook
line
and sinker
take something as gospel
Opposite:
disbelieve
Origin

mid 16th century (originally in the senses ‘belief’, ‘credibility’): from French crédit, probably via Italian credito from Latin creditum, neuter past participle of credere ‘believe, trust’.