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Definitions of credit

  1. give credit for; " I credit you with saving his life"
  2. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; " the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; " the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; " the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
  3. enter as credit, in accounting
  4. used in the phrase" to your credit" to indicate an achievement deserving praise; " she already had several performances to her credit"
  5. an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work
  6. approval; " give her recognition for trying"; " he was given credit for his work"; " it is to her credit that she tried"; " the credits were given at the end of the film"
  7. arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services
  8. money available for a client to borrow
  9. an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items
  10. have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of
  11. used in the phrase ` to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise; " she already had several performances to her credit";
  12. recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours
  13. approval; " give her recognition for trying"; " he was given credit for his work"; " give her credit for trying"; " the credits were given at the end of the film"
  14. give someone credit for something; " We credited her for saving our jobs"
  15. give credit for; " She was not properly credited in the program"
  16. accounting: enter as credit; " We credit your account with $ 100"
  17. Reliance on the truth of something said or done; belief; faith; trust; confidence.
  18. Reputation derived from the confidence of others; esteem; honor; good name; estimation.
  19. A ground of, or title to, belief or confidence; authority derived from character or reputation.
  20. That which tends to procure, or add to, reputation or esteem; an honor.
  21. Influence derived from the good opinion, confidence, or favor of others; interest.
  22. 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.
  23. The time given for payment for lands or goods sold on trust; as, a long credit or a short credit.
  24. 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.
  25. To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe.
  26. To bring honor or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.
  27. 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.
  28. To believe; trust; have confidence in; enter on the credit side of an account; to ascribe.
  29. Belief; honor; trust; that which adds to one's reputation; sale on trust; financial standing; value received; opposite to debit.
  30. Belief: esteem: reputation: honor: good character: sale on trust: time allowed for payment: the side of an account on which payments received are entered.
  31. To believe: to trust: to sell or lend to on trust: to enter on the credit side of an account: to set to the credit of.
  32. Belief; trust; reputation; time allowed for payment; record of payment; amount due.
  33. To believe; trust; sell or lend on trust; place to the credit of.
  34. To give credit to or for; believe.
  35. Belief, trust; character; repute; honor.
  36. Time allowed for payment; amount in one's favor, or the record of it.
  37. A reliance of the mind on the truth of something said or done; belief or faith; reputation; estimation; that which procures or is entitled to belief; authority derived from one's character, or from the confidence of others; influence; power derived from weight of character, fidelity, or other cause; confidence in a man's solvency and probity, which entitles a man to be trusted: sale on trust; the time given for payment of goods sold on trust; the side of an account in which payment is entered, opposed to debit.
  38. To confide in the truth of; to trust; to do credit; to set to the credit of. Public credit, the confidence which men entertain in the ability and disposition of a nation to make good its engagements with its creditors. Bills of credit, notes or bills issued by the public. Letter of credit, an order to receive money from an agent.
  39. Trust; reliance on the truth of words spoken; confidence in the sincerity of intentions or actions; good opinion derived from character or social position; power; influence; sale of goods on trust; time allowed for payment of goods not sold for ready money; in book- keeping, one side of an account is called the credit side, the other the debtor side- by is the sign of entry of the former, and to of the latter.
  40. To confide in; to believe; to trust; to sell goods on trust; to do honour to; to put a payment to an account to lessen its amount.
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Quotes of credit

  1. The credit for much of this rightly belongs to the late Mayor Daley who forged a coalition of business and labor that kept Chicago always moving ahead. – Jane Byrne
  2. The only credit I can give them. They synchronize wonderful. That's all. They synchronize very- you would have thought that they were actually acting, but they were synching all the time, and that's a rough job. – Cab Calloway
  3. The farmers in Kansas are sorely in need of a credit system meeting their special requirements, that they may more readily obtain money on short or long time for their farming operations, or that they may become owners of farms. – Arthur Capper
  4. No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit – Andrew Carnegie
  5. I can walk into a bookstore and hand over my credit card and they don't know who the hell I am. Maybe that says something about bookstore clerks. – E. L. Doctorow
  6. We are not to give credit to the many, who say that none ought to be educated but the free; but rather to the philosophers, who say that the well -educated alone are free. – Epictetus
  7. You don't learn from a situation where you do something well. You enjoy it and you give yourself credit but you don't really learn from that. You learn from trial and error, trial and error, all the time. – Suzanne Farrell
  8. It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit – Anatole France
  9. There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. – Indira Gandhi
  10. Let those only return to their homes who are called by the imperative duties which they owe to their families, and those who by their glorious wounds have deserved the credit of their country. – Giuseppe Garibaldi
  11. Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs. – Herbert Hoover
  12. Friendship, like credit is highest when it is not used. – Elbert Hubbard
  13. As far as I'm concerned, Aaron is the best ball player of my era. He is to baseball of the last fifteen years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He's never received the credit he's due. – Mickey Mantle
  14. The fact that he didn't get credit for a while is more the story of social injustice. But his own spirit wasn't driven by that, and wasn't dependent upon that. He just wished he had the cash to go to medical school. – Mary Stuart Masterson
  15. To its great credit Wimbledon has been a leader in bringing about change and improvement in the sport. – Fred Perry

Usage examples for credit

  1. But the issue proved quite contrary to what those who sent the message expected; instead of bringing Pericles under suspicion and reproach, they raised him into yet greater credit and esteem with the citizens, as a man whom their enemies most hated and feared. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. The stories of fattening pork wholly on charcoal, which we find in the books, we do not credit – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  3. You are too sensible a girl to place any credit in what he said, surely? – A Rock in the Baltic by Robert Barr
  4. Still, he added on second thought, your choice does you credit – The Title Market by Emily Post
  5. There was no difficulty about letters of credit – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. Without the use of credit much of the business now done simply would not be done at all. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  7. " Would it be any credit to me if I did not? – Cynthia Wakeham's Money by Anna Katharine Green
  8. We sometimes take goods for them; but if we wanted them to go in to our credit they would go. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. " You are a credit to the school, I find. – Ted Marsh on an Important Mission by Elmer Sherwood
  10. Pardon me if I scarcely see how much of the credit was yours. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  11. " I have not the credit which you assume me to have," replied the lady in waiting, coldly. – The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Volume VI. Being the Historic Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV. by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  12. It will be to your credit in the end. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  13. You shall have all the credit and more. – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  14. We have liberty to deal at any place we like; but when our credit is cut off the way I have mentioned, there is no use in having that liberty. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  15. You'll find it entered in the credit side of the trade account. – Gold Out of Celebes by Aylward Edward Dingle
  16. How, I wondered, could anyone be expected to credit the story I had to tell? – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  17. It was, after all, Tomas Castro to whom all the credit of the thing belonged. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  18. His father gave him the money; it helped the family credit – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
  19. He had given the best of his life, not for gold, but for power, credit influence. – The Short Line War by Merwin-Webster
  20. I'll do him that credit – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

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