attributed to Rembrandt but possibly done by an associate
assign implies ascribing with certainty or after deliberation.
assigned the bones to the Cretaceous period
impute suggests ascribing something that brings discredit by way of accusation or blame.
tried to impute sinister motives to my actions
credit implies ascribing a thing or especially an action to a person or other thing as its agent, source, or explanation.
credited his teammates for his success
Examples of credit in a Sentence
banks that extend credit to the public
You need to have a strong credit history and a good job in order to get a mortgage.
A credit of $50 was added to your account.
All the credit must go to the play's talented director.
She's finally getting the credit she deserves.
He shared the credit with his parents.
You've got to give her credit; she knows what she's doing. Verb
Your payment of $38.50 has been credited to your account.
The bank is crediting your account for the full amount.
They credited the rescue to his quick thinking. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
His big screen credits include Mulholland Falls, The Beverly Hillbillies, Passenger 57, The Man in the Moon, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Air America and Shocker.—Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 16 Sep. 2023 The institution focused on serving Oregon’s Latino and minority students through an education model that championed community service and gave credit for life experiences.—oregonlive, 15 Sep. 2023 The latter two creatives, alongside Doja and Y2K, also have writing credits on the laidback rap track.—Kyle Denis, Billboard, 15 Sep. 2023 Bloom will get credit for much of this down the road, when days are brighter.—Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2023 Many of the victims of the policy about-face were children in households that didn’t earn enough to be eligible for the credit before 2021, were then able to access it for a year, and are now ineligible again.—John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 15 Sep. 2023 This qualified the company for the new federal income tax credit for electric vehicles made in North America.—William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 14 Sep. 2023 The survey includes only borrowers who put 20% down and have excellent credit.—Anna Bahney, CNN, 14 Sep. 2023 Other sources say that Combs was more generous, or at least honest, with credit than many other songwriter-producers in the era, who either give less-powerful songwriters or producers a fee instead of royalties, and/or no credit at all.—Jem Aswad, Variety, 14 Sep. 2023
Sanders credits the relentless pressure generated by the Eagles’ defensive line in the second half as the key to forcing the two late turnovers that turned the tide.—Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Sep. 2023 The administration credited those policies for a two-year low in migrant crossings in June, but migration to the U.S. border has increased sharply in recent weeks.—Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, 15 Sep. 2023 There is no statistical record of his carry, which was credited to a defensive player who wore the same uniform number, though his roster page was recently amended to make note of it.—Billy Witz, New York Times, 15 Sep. 2023 But this gives you more flexibility. Credits on your bill: The phone company typically credits your service bill for some portion of the monthly equivalent value of the new iPhone over 36 months (AT&T and Verizon) or 24 months (T-Mobile).—Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 Daniel Yu, a former business partner of Andy Lau, is credited as the lead screenwriter.—Patrick Frater, Variety, 14 Sep. 2023 Biden became directly involved in 11th hour negotiations a year ago to stop engineers and conductors at the nation’s major freight railroad from going on strike and was credited by both sides with a deal being reached at that time.—Chris Isidore, CNN, 14 Sep. 2023 The production, which ran for 2,281 performances at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, is broadly credited with transforming the reputation of musicals in the UK.—Daniel Rodgers, Vogue, 14 Sep. 2023 As Motown Productions’ first Black woman president, De Passe is credited with persuading Berry Gordy to sign the Jackson 5 and helping to secure the Commodores.—Carlos De Loera, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle French, from Old Italian credito, from Latin creditum something entrusted to another, loan, from neuter of creditus, past participle of credere to believe, entrust — more at creed
: to think of as the source or performer of an action or having a quality
they credit you with quite a sense of humor
: to give the credit for to somebody or something
credited the rescue to her quick thinking
from early French credit "reputation, permission to buy without paying immediately," from early Italian credito (same meaning), from Latin creditum "loan," derived from credere "to believe, trust, entrust" — related to credentials, creed, incredible
: the balance in an account which may be drawn upon and repaid later compare loan
: the use of resources (as money) in the present obtained by the debtor's promise to repay the creditor in the future usually with interest as compensation to the creditor and often secured by a pledge of property or the right to attach the debtor's income in case of a failure to repay see also consumer credit compare debt
: financial reputation
to borrow money on the credit of the United States—U.S. Constitution art. I