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1 credit /ˈkrɛdɪt/ noun
plural credits
1 credit
/ˈkrɛdɪt/
noun
plural credits
Learner's definition of CREDIT
[noncount]
: money that a bank or business will allow a person to use and then pay back in the future
◊ If you buy something on credit, you take it and promise to pay for it later.
: a record of how well you have paid your bills in the past
[count]
: an amount of money that is added to an account opposite debit
: an amount of money that is subtracted from the amount that must be paid
[noncount] : praise or special attention that is given to someone for doing something or for making something happen
often + for
◊ If you give credit where credit is due you praise someone who deserves to be praised.
[noncount] : a good opinion that people have about someone or something
◊ Someone or something that brings credit to you or does you credit causes people to think of you in favorable way.
◊ Something that is to your credit causes people to have a more favorable opinion of you.
◊ Something that does you no credit causes people to have a less favorable opinion of you.
[singular] : a source of honor or pride for someone or something used in the phrase a credit to
credits [plural] : a list of the names of the people who have worked on or performed in a movie, television program, etc.
: a unit that measures a student's progress towards earning a degree in a school, college, etc.
[count]
[noncount]
[noncount] : the amount of points earned for work done on a test, exam, project, etc.
sometimes used figuratively.

on the credit side

chiefly British : in the section of a financial record where credits are written
used when mentioning the things that you like about something
2 credit /ˈkrɛdɪt/ verb
credits; credited; crediting
2 credit
/ˈkrɛdɪt/
verb
credits; credited; crediting
Learner's definition of CREDIT
[+ object]
: to add (an amount of money) to a total
opposite deduct
: to add money to (an account)
opposite debit
: to give honor or recognition to (someone or something) for doing something or for making something happen
often + with
: to say that (something) is because of someone or something : to give credit for (something) to someone or something
: to think of (someone) as having a particular quality or effect usually used as (be) credited
chiefly British : to believe that (something) is true
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