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credit

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of credit

  1. 1 the right to take possession of goods before paying for them because of their reputation for not paying their bills, no store will extend the family credit Synonyms of credit trust Words Related to credit installment plan, layaway; charge account, credit line

  2. 2 an asset that brings praise or renown your intelligence and dedication are a credit to you, our choice for teacher of the year Synonyms of credit boast, glory, crown jewel, honor, jewel, pride, treasure, trophyWords Related to credit pièce de résistance, showpiece; attraction, feature, highlight; distinction, excellence, merit, value, virtueNear Antonyms of credit disgrace, dishonor; blemish, blot, defect, shame, slur, smirch, smudge, stain, stigma; eyesore, fright, horror, mess

  3. 3 mental conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon I give full credit to this report on the prevalence of cheating among college students today Synonyms of credit credence, belief, faithWords Related to credit axiom, law, precept, principle, tenet; assurance, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness; confidence, dependence (also dependance), reliance, trust; hope; doctrine, dogma, philosophy; dogmatism, fanaticism, insistenceNear Antonyms of credit distrust, mistrust, skepticism, suspicion, uncertaintyAntonyms of credit disbelief, discredit, doubt, nonbelief, unbelief

  4. 4 public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement she deserves all the credit, since she did all the work Synonyms of credit acclaim, accolade, applause, bay(s), glory, distinction, homage, honor, kudos, laud, laurels, props [slang], réclame, sunWords Related to credit celebrity, fame, renown, repute; compliment, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, toast, tribute; acclamation, ovation, plaudit, praise, rave, rhapsody; citation, commendation, kudo, note, recommendation; elevation, enshrinement, enthronement, exaltation, glorification

  5. 5 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly despite his legal woes, he has not yet lost all his credit with the administration in the White House Synonyms of credit authority, clout, influence, heft, in, juice [slang], leverage, pull, sway, weightWords Related to credit counterinfluence; command, dominance, dominion, mastery, predominance, reign, scepter, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; consequence, eminence, importance, moment; impact, impress, impression, imprint, markNear Antonyms of credit helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

Synonym Discussion of credit

belief, faith, credence, credit mean assent to the truth of something offered for acceptance. belief may or may not imply certitude in the believer.
    • my belief that I had caught all the errors
faith almost always implies certitude even where there is no evidence or proof.
    • an unshakable faith in God
credence suggests intellectual assent without implying anything about grounds for assent.
    • a theory now given credence by scientists
credit may imply assent on grounds other than direct proof.
    • gave full credit to the statement of a reputable witness

credit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of credit

  1. 1 to explain (something) as being the result of something else has to credit his success in picking winning lottery numbers to pure luck Synonyms of credit accredit, ascribe, attribute, chalk up, impute, lay, put down Words Related to credit blame, charge, father (on), impute (to), pin (on); assign, refer; associate, attach, connect, link

  2. 2 to regard as right or true I simply cannot credit that story about the boy who was supposedly raised by wolves Synonyms of credit accept, buy, believe, swallow, take, trustWords Related to credit account, accredit, understand; assume, presume, suppose; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms of credit distrust, doubt, misdoubt, mistrust, question, suspect; challenge, disputeAntonyms of credit disbelieve, discredit, reject

Synonym Discussion of credit

ascribe, attribute, assign, impute, credit mean to lay something to the account of a person or thing. ascribe suggests an inferring or conjecturing of cause, quality, authorship.
    • forged paintings formerly ascribed to masters
attribute suggests less tentativeness than ascribe, less definiteness than assign.
    • 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


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