2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Credit \Cred"it\ (kr[e^]d"[i^]t), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Credited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Crediting}.]

1. To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe.

How shall they credit A poor unlearned virgin? --Shak.

2. To bring honor or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.

You credit the church as much by your government as you did the school formerly by your wit. --South.

3. (Bookkeeping) To enter upon the credit side of an account; to give credit for; as, to credit the amount paid; to set to the credit of; as, to credit a man with the interest paid on a bond.

{To credit with}, to give credit for; to assign as justly due to any one.

Crove, Helmholtz, and Meyer, are more than any others to be credited with the clear enunciation of this doctrine. --Newman.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: (usually followed by 'to') given credit for; "an invention credited to Edison"

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