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English definition of “credit”


verb [T] (BELIEVE)   /ˈkred·ət/
to believe or trust something that may not be true: If you can credit what the doctor says, the illness isn’t serious. creditable    /ˈkred·ət̬·ə·bəl/ adjective She gave a creditable performance of a woman in love.
(Definition of credit verb (BELIEVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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