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credit

noun

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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.
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2 an asset that brings praise or renown
  • Your intelligence and dedication are a credit to you, our choice for teacher of the year.
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a feather in one's cap

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3 mental conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon
  • I give full credit to this report.
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article of faith

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4 public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement
  • She deserves all the credit, since she did all the work.
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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.
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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

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1 to explain (something) as being the result of something else
  • Hal has to credit his success in picking winning lottery numbers to pure luck.
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2 to regard as right or true
  • I simply cannot credit that story about the boy who was supposedly raised by wolves.
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set store by (or on)

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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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