Definition of credo
: creed The CEO's credo was “If you don't go forward, you go backward.”
Examples of credo in a Sentence
the credo of the ancient Egyptians involved a variety of polytheism
we must abide by the simple credo that “The customer is always right”
Recent Examples of credo from the Web
Near the bottom were Life Skills dropout recovery schools and others run by Akron's White Hat Management, though several of those schools have since been sold to a new operator not yet rated by CREDO.
CREDO measures improvement in standard deviations — basically, how far above the mean the average student grew compared with demographically-similar peers.
As BMM looks back on its first half-decade, Molinar is quick to credit Borchetta for establishing the credo at the company at its inception.
Lego represents a primal expression of Ingels’ credo: Maximize creativity with limited resources.
The Republican credo is tax cuts; Wagner is calling for tax increases.
Notice how the hero and the heroine of the movie, in line with its title, subsist on fantasies instead of careers, conforming to a chase-your-dream credo that is not so much traditional as antique.
At the event, Wang spoke to her style credos–both for holiday and wedding dressing.
Today, that credo has been effectively institutionalized, with government regulators, plaintiffs' lawyers and performance data pushing investors away from active stock picking.
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Did You Know?
Credo comes straight from the Latin word meaning "I believe", and is the first word of many religious credos, or creeds, such as the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed. But the word can be applied to any guiding principle or set of principles. Of course, you may choose a different credo when you're 52 than when you're 19. But here is the credo of the writer H. L. Mencken, written after he had lived quite a few years: "I believe that it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe that it is better to know than to be ignorant".
Origin and Etymology of credo
Middle English, from Latin, I believe
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of credo for English Language Learners
: an idea or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group
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