1 /'kredit/ noun
1 DELAYED PAYMENT (U) an arrangement with a shop, bank etc that makes it possible for you to buy something and pay for it later: on credit (=bought using this arrangement): stores that sell goods on credit | interest-free credit (=credit with no additional charge)
-compare debit 1 (2)
2 PRAISE (U) approval or praise that you give to someone for something they have done: give (sb) credit (for sth): You could at least give him some credit for all the effort he's put in. | take/claim/deserve etc (the) credit: Sam never once accepted all the credit for himself. | to sb's credit (=making someone deserve praise or admiration): It is much to her credit that Joy persevered in spite of all the difficulties.
3 be a credit to sb/sth also do sb/sth credit to behave so well or be so successful that everyone who is connected with you can be proud of you: She's a credit to the team. | 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 be in credit to have money in your bank account: There are no bank charges if you stay in credit.
6 FILM the credits (plural) the list of names of actors and other people involved shown at the beginning or end of a film or television programme
7 on the credit side used to say that the things you are going to mention are the good or positive things about someone or something: On the credit side, the school has considerable success in sport and music.
8 UNIVERSITY (C) a successfully completed part of a course at a university or college: The drama course should give me enough credits to finish my degree.
9 TRUE/CORRECT (U) the belief that something is true or correct
2 verb (transitive not in progressive)
1 to believe that something is true: He told me he'd just won first prize - would you credit it? | I find that statement rather hard to credit.
2 to add money to a bank account
(+ to): The cheque has been credited to your account. -compare debit 2 (1)
3 credit sb with sth to believe that someone has a quality, or has done something good: Do credit me with a little intelligence! | This symbol was credited with magical powers.
4 be credited to if something is credited to someone or something, they have achieved it or are the reason for it: Much of their success can be credited to Wilson - an expert.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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