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cred·it

credit

 
 
pronunciation:
kre diht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the quality or condition of being trustworthy or believable.
He lost all credit with his boss when she found out that he'd lied about his illness.If there was any witness, that person's testimony could lend credit to your story.
synonyms:
credibility, dependability, faithfulness, reliability, trustworthiness
similar words:
dignity, esteem, fidelity, honesty, nobility, respectability, sincerity
definition 2: a source of honor.
This brave young man is a credit to his family.
synonyms:
asset, honor
antonyms:
discredit, disgrace
similar words:
merit
definition 3: the amount of money in one's bank account or other financial account.
I took out some money last week, but I still have a credit of two hundred dollars in my account.
synonyms:
balance
similar words:
assets, cash flow, deposit, sum
definition 4: the right to buy at the present time and pay later, or one's reputation for paying one's debts.
Before his business began to lose money, he had credit with all his vendors.As the family paid its bills regularly, their credit was still good at the general store.
similar words:
reputation
definition 5: approving acknowledgment; praise; recognition.
He deserves a lot of credit for accomplishing what no one else could.His assistant did all the work, but as a famous scientist, he received all the credit.You should at least give her credit for thinking up the idea.
synonyms:
acceptance, acknowledgment, appreciation, approval, recognition
antonyms:
blame
similar words:
admiration, esteem, glory, praise, respect
definition 6: in accounting, value received by or existing in an account. (Cf. debit.)
This refund of the fees shows as a credit to your account.
synonyms:
cash, deposit
antonyms:
debit
similar words:
balance, cashbook, check, money, savings
definition 7: a unit of study in a school, or acknowledgment that it has been completed.
I only need four more credits to graduate.
definition 8: (pl.) the listing of the names and contributions of each person or organization that has been part of the making of a film or other program.
We always stay to watch the credits at the end of the film.I looked at the credits to see who wrote the music for the movie.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: credited, crediting, credits
definition 1: to consider as factual.
We do not credit these reports from unofficial sources.The news that she'd won the lottery was so stunning that she could not credit it at first.
synonyms:
accept, acknowledge, believe, recognize
antonyms:
discredit
similar words:
accredit, appreciate, approve, endorse, recommend, sanction, value
definition 2: to acknowledge as having done a certain thing or as possessing a certain quality.
The chief of police credited the man with saving the boy's life.I hope you credit me with enough intelligence to make this decision myself.
similar words:
acknowledge, appreciate, recognize
definition 3: to attribute (an accomplishment, invention, or the like) to a person.
We usually credit the invention of the telephone to Alexander Graham Bell.
synonyms:
ascribe, attribute
definition 4: to enter in a person's account as a credit, or sum of money.
The bank credited somebody else's account with our money.The bank credited twenty dollars to my account to correct a deposit error.
synonyms:
deposit
antonyms:
debit
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