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Definition of "creditable" []

  • Deserving of often limited praise or commendation: The student made a creditable effort on the essay. (adjective)
  • Worthy of belief: a creditable story. (adjective)
  • Deserving of commercial credit; creditworthy: a creditable customer. (adjective)
  • That can be assigned. (adjective)

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 "creditable" in a sentence
  • "An official with the Department of Health and Human Services told HuffPost that the law gives no flexibility on the definition of creditable coverage."
  • "If Medicare considers your existing coverage to be "creditable" - meaning, coverage that is as good as the standard Medicare prescription drug coverage benefit - you are permitted to keep your current coverage without incurring future penalties."
  • "I much doubt if he could have passed what would now be called a creditable examination in the Fathers; and as for all the nice formalities in the rubric, he would never have been the man to divide a congregation or puzzle a bishop."