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Definition of "credit" []

  • Belief or confidence in the truth of something. See Synonyms at belief. (noun)
  • A reputation for sound character or quality; standing: It is to their credit that they worked so hard without complaining. (noun)
  • A source of honor or distinction: This exceptional athlete is a credit to our team. (noun)
  • Recognition or approval for an act, ability, or quality: gave them credit for a job well done. (noun)
  • Influence based on the good opinion or confidence of others. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "credit" in a sentence
  • "Trans-Union is a credit service much like CBI, TRW or Chilton, but offers more competitive rates, and is being used more and more by many credit checking agencies."
  • "_Non enim omnis qui cogitat credit sed cogitat omnis qui credit, et credendo sogitat et cogitando credit_."
  • "_esprit_ for her -- are to her banques de France, upon which she has an unlimited credit -- _credit fonder_, if you will, _credit mobilier_, or what not."