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English noun: credit

1. credit (communication) approval

SamplesGive her recognition for trying.
He was given credit for his work.
Give her credit for trying.


Broader (hypernym)approval, commendation

Narrower (hyponym)commemoration, memorial, ovation, remembrance, salutation, salute, standing ovation

2. credit (possession) money available for a client to borrow

Broader (hypernym)assets

Narrower (hyponym)bank line, cheap money, commercial credit, credit line, export credit, import credit, letter of credit, line, line of credit, personal credit line, personal line of credit

3. credit (possession) an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items

Synonymscredit entry

Broader (hypernym)accounting entry, entry, ledger entry

Antonymsdebit, debit entry

4. credit (act) used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise

SamplesShe already had several performances to her credit.

Broader (hypernym)accomplishment, achievement

5. credit (possession) arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services

Synonymsdeferred payment

Broader (hypernym)payment

Antonymsimmediate payment, cash

6. credit (act) recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours

Synonymscourse credit

Broader (hypernym)attainment

Narrower (hyponym)credit hour, semester hour

7. credit (communication) a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

SamplesThe student's essay failed to list several important citations.
The acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book.
The article includes mention of similar clinical cases.

Synonymsacknowledgment, citation, cite, mention, quotation, reference

Broader (hypernym)annotation, notation, note

Narrower (hyponym)cross-index, cross-reference, photo credit

8. credit (communication) an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work

SamplesThe credits were given at the end of the film.

Broader (hypernym)title

Part meronymfilm, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show

9. credit (cognition) an estimate, based on previous dealings, of a person's or an organization's ability to fulfill their financial commitments

Synonymscredit rating

Broader (hypernym)approximation, estimate, estimation, idea

English verb: credit

1. credit (cognition) give someone credit for something

SamplesWe credited her for saving our jobs.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)ascribe, assign, attribute, impute

2. credit (cognition) ascribe an achievement to

SamplesShe was not properly credited in the program.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)ascribe, assign, attribute, impute

3. credit (possession) accounting: enter as credit

SamplesWe credit your account with $100.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)account, calculate

Narrower (hyponym)finance


4. credit (cognition) have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bank, rely, swear, trust

Narrower (hyponym)believe

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