credit (n.)

  1. approval; give her recognition for trying; he was given credit for his work; give her credit for trying

    [ Syn: recognition ]

  2. money available for a client to borrow

  3. an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items

    [ Syn: credit entry ]

  4. used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise; she already had several performances to her credit;

  5. arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services

    [ Syn: deferred payment ]

  6. recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours

    [ Syn: course credit ]

  7. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; the students 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

    [ Syn: citation , cite , acknowledgment , reference , mention , quotation ]

  8. an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work; the credits were given at the end of the film'

  9. an estimate, based on previous dealings, of a persons or an organizations ability to fulfill their financial commitments

    [ Syn: credit rating ]

    credit (v.)

  1. give someone credit for something; We credited her for saving our jobs'

  2. ascribe an achievement to; She was not properly credited in the program

    [ Syn: accredit ]

  3. accounting: enter as credit; We credit your account with $100'

  4. have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of

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