credit [kred′it]
[Fr crédit < It credito < L creditus, pp. of credere: see CREED]
1. belief or trust; confidence; faith
2. Rare the quality of being credible or trustworthy
a) the favorable estimate of a person's character; reputation; good name
b) one's influence based on one's reputation
4. praise or approval to which one is entitled; commendation [to deserve credit for trying]
5. a person or thing bringing approval or honor [a credit to the team]
a) acknowledgment of work done or assistance given
b) [pl.] a list of such acknowledgments in a film, television program, book, etc.
a) the amount of money remaining in a bank account, etc.
b) a sum of money made available by a bank, on which a specified person or firm may draw
c) such sums collectively
8. Accounting
a) the acknowledgment of payment on a debt by entry of the amount in an account
b) the right-hand side of an account, where such amounts are entered
c) an entry on this side
d) the sum of such entries
e) sum deducted (from an amount owed) or added (as to a bank account) in making an adjustment
9. Business
a) trust in one's integrity in money matters and one's ability to meet payments when due
b) one's financial reputation or status
c) the time allowed for payment
d) permission to pay later for goods or services, or a system for doing so [a store that extends credit to its best customers ]
10. Educ.
a) the certification of a student's successful completion of a unit or course of study
b) a unit of work so certified
1. to believe in the truth, reliability, etc. of; trust
2. to give credit to or deserved commendation for
3. to give credit in a bank account, charge account, etc.
4. Rare to bring honor to
5. Accounting to enter on the credit side
6. Educ. to enter a credit or credits on the record of (a student)
credit someone with
to believe that someone has or is responsible for; ascribe to someone
do credit to
to bring approval or honor to
give credit to
1. to have confidence or trust in; believe
2. to commend
give one credit for
1. to commend one for
2. to believe or recognize that one has
on credit
with the agreement that payment will be made at a future date
to one's credit
bringing approval or honor to one

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