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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. Belief; trust; reputation; time allowed for payment; record of payment; amount due.
  32. To believe; trust; sell or lend on trust; place to the credit of.
  33. To give credit to or for; believe.
  34. Belief, trust; character; repute; honor.
  35. Time allowed for payment; amount in one's favor, or the record of it.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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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Usage examples for credit

  1. You are too sensible a girl to place any credit in what he said, surely? – A Rock in the Baltic by Robert Barr
  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. I'll do him that credit. – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  4. He had given the best of his life, not for gold, but for power, credit, influence. – The Short Line War by Merwin-Webster
  5. " 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
  6. It will be to your credit in the end. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  7. You'll find it entered in the credit side of the trade account. – Gold Out of Celebes by Aylward Edward Dingle
  8. 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.
  9. You shall have all the credit and more. – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  10. " Would it be any credit to me if I did not? – Cynthia Wakeham's Money by Anna Katharine Green
  11. Still, he added on second thought, your choice does you credit. – The Title Market by Emily Post
  12. Pardon me if I scarcely see how much of the credit was yours. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  13. " You are a credit to the school, I find. – Ted Marsh on an Important Mission by Elmer Sherwood
  14. 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
  15. There was no difficulty about letters of credit. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  16. 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
  17. How, I wondered, could anyone be expected to credit the story I had to tell? – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  18. It was, after all, Tomas Castro to whom all the credit of the thing belonged. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
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