cred|it1 W2S2 [ˈkredıt] n
1¦(delayed payment)¦
3 be a credit to somebody/something
4 have something to your credit
5 in credit
6 the credits
7 on the credit side
9¦(amount of money)¦
[Date: 1500-1600; : French; Origin: crédit, from Italian, from Latin creditum 'something given to someone to keep safe, loan', from credere; CREDENCE]
an arrangement with a shop, bank etc that allows you to buy something and pay for it later
on credit
56 per cent of new cars were bought on credit.
Several stores are offering interest-free credit (=credit with nointerest charges) .
a credit agreement
What's the credit limit on your Visa card?
credit facilities
(=the opportunity to buy something on credit)
2.) ¦(PRAISE)¦[U]
approval or praise that you give to someone for something they have done
credit for
Credit for this win goes to everybody in the team.
They never give Gene any credit for all the extra work he does.
take/claim/deserve etc (the) credit
She deserves credit for trying her best.
to sb's credit
(=used to say that someone has done something good)
To Jamie's credit, he remained calm.
Credit must go to Fiona for making sure everything ran smoothly.
3.) be a credit to sb/sth also do sb/sth credit
to behave so well or be so successful that your family, team etc are proud of you
She's a credit to her profession.
Your children really do you credit.
4.) have sth to your credit
to have achieved something
She already has two successful novels to her credit.
5.) in credit
if you are in credit, you have money in your bank account
There are no bank charges if you stay in credit.
6.) the credits [plural]
a list of all the people involved in making a film or television programme, which is shown at the beginning or end of it
7.) on the credit side
used to talk about the good things about someone or something
On the credit side, the book is extremely well-researched.
a successfully completed part of a course at a university or college
I don't have enough credits to graduate.
an amount of money that is put into someone's bank account or added to another amount
≠ ↑debit
The company promised to provide credits to customers who had been charged too much.
10.) ¦(TRUE/CORRECT)¦[U]
the belief that something is true or correct
The witness's story gained credit with the jury.
credit 2
credit2 v [T not in progressive]
1.) to add money to a bank account
≠ ↑debit credit to
The cheque has been credited to your account.
credit with
For some reason my account's been credited with an extra $76.
2.) credit sb with (doing) sth
to believe or admit that someone has a quality, or has done something good
Do credit me with a little intelligence!
Evans is credited with inventing the system.
3.) be credited to sb/sth
if something is credited to someone or something, they have achieved it or are the reason for it
Much of Manchester United's success can be credited to their manager.
4.) formal to believe that something is true
difficult/hard/impossible etc to credit
We found his statement hard to credit.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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