cred|it1 [ `kredıt ] noun ***
▸ 1 arrangement to pay later
▸ 2 money you have right to
▸ 3 praise for something you did
▸ 4 at college/university
▸ 5 money added to account
▸ 6 movie etc. someone worked on
▸ 7 list of who made movie etc.
1. ) uncount an arrangement to receive goods from a store or money from a bank and pay for it later:
on credit: I don't like buying things on credit.
give/offer credit: Some suppliers will not give credit to their customers.
interest-free credit: You can get interest-free credit on all our products.
2. ) count an amount of money that you have a right to, for example money that you can use to pay part of your tax bill:
These tax credits are designed to help offset the costs of child-care.
The government plans to introduce export credits.
3. ) uncount praise for something you have done or achieved:
take the credit: He always takes the credit for my ideas.
credit for: You deserve credit for making him change his mind.
4. ) count a part of a college or university program that you have completed successfully:
This course counts as three credits toward your degree.
5. ) count an amount of money that you add to an account. An amount of money that you take out of an account is a debit:
All credits, debits, and charges will show on your bank statement.
the credit column of a balance sheet
a ) in credit BRITISH to have more money in an account than the amount you have taken out:
You don't pay any interest if your account remains in credit.
6. ) count a movie, television show, play, etc. that a particular person has worked on:
a director whose television credits include NYPD Blue
7. ) the credits plural a list of the people involved in making a movie or television show that is shown at the end or beginning of it:
the closing/end/opening credits: The song plays over the opening credits.
be a credit to someone or do someone credit
if you are a credit to someone connected with you, or if you do them credit, they should be proud of you:
Our fans are a credit to the team.
Her children do her credit.
credit where credit's due
used for saying that someone deserves praise for something they have done
give someone credit for something
to believe that someone is good at something or has a particular good quality:
She's a much better actor than people give her credit for.
on the credit side
used before you mention a good or positive aspect of a situation:
On the credit side, inflation has not risen this year.
─ opposite ON THE DEBIT SIDE
to someone's credit
1. ) used about things that someone has done or achieved:
He has fourteen movies to his credit.
2. ) used for saying that someone deserves praise:
Jane, to her credit, did not believe her story.
cred|it 2 [ `kredıt ] verb transitive *
1. ) to add an amount of money to an account:
On May 1st, the bank credited $400 to her account.
credit someone/something with something: Your account has been credited with the amount owed.
credit something to someone/something: The money will be credited to your account by the end of business tomorrow.
2. ) usually in negatives or questions to believe that something is true:
scarcely/hardly credit something: I could scarcely credit what had happened.
credit that: It was hard to credit that he had once been an actor.
credit someone with something often passive
1. ) to say or believe that someone is responsible for a particular achievement:
Clinton credited Mike Boorda with bringing peace to Bosnia.
be widely/generally/wrongly credited with something: Fairlie is widely credited with inventing the phrase the Establishment.
2. ) to say or believe that someone has a particular quality:
Surely you credit me with more sense than that!
credit something to something
to say that someone has achieved something because of a particular thing:
The team credited their victory to hard work.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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