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credit

cred·it

credit

 
 
pronunciation:
kre diht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the quality or condition of being able to be believed or trusted.
If someone else saw him hit you first, that will lend credit to your story.
synonyms:
dependability, faithfulness, reliability
similar words:
dignity, esteem, honesty, nobility
definition 2: a source of honor.
This kind and helpful young man is a credit to his family.
synonyms:
asset, honor
antonyms:
disgrace
similar words:
merit
definition 3: the right to buy things at the present time and not pay until later. Having credit often depends on one's reputation for paying one's debt.
Marcy has good credit at the clothing store.
similar words:
reputation
definition 4: approval or praise given to a person or group for something that has been done; recognition.
I give him credit for trying so hard.She got all the credit for my great idea.
synonyms:
acceptance, acknowledgment, appreciation, approval, recognition
similar words:
admiration, esteem, glory, praise, respect
definition 5: the amount of money in an account or an amount added to an account.
I took out some money last week, but I still have a credit of one hundred dollars in my account.The check that I deposited in my bank account yesterday will not show as a credit to my account until tomorrow.
synonyms:
cash, deposit
antonyms:
debit
similar words:
balance, check, money, savings
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: credited, crediting, credits
definition 1: to take as a fact; believe.
We did not credit the news report because we saw what really happened.
synonyms:
accept, acknowledge, believe, recognize
similar words:
appreciate, approve, endorse, recommend, sanction, value
definition 2: to add to a person's account.
When you make a deposit, the bank will credit your account.
synonyms:
deposit
antonyms:
debit
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The word credit contains the following part:
cred, credit Latin root that means believe