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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.


Synonymsrecognition


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.


Synonymsaccredit


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


Antonymsdebit

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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