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creditnoun

uk   us   /ˈkred.ɪt/

credit noun (PRAISE)

B2 [U] praise, approval, or honour: She got no credit for solving the problem. Her boss took credit for it/took (all) the credit instead. To her (great) credit, she admitted she was wrong. I gave him credit for (= thought that he would have) better judgment than he showed.be a credit to sb/sth to do something that makes a person, group, or organization feel proud or receive praise: She is a credit to her family.do your family, parents, teacher, etc. credit to cause someone who has been or is responsible for you to receive praise by your good behaviour or successful actions: She does her teachers credit.all credit to sb used to show that you think a person deserves a lot of praise for something that they have done: All credit to her, she did it all herself.
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credit noun (MONEY)

B1 [U] a method of paying for goods or services at a later time, usually paying interest as well as the original money: They decided to buy the car on credit. The shop was offering six months' (interest-free) credit on electrical goods.
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B1 [C or U] money in your bank account: I was relieved to see from my statement that my account was in credit.
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  • Her credit is good .
  • Now I've paid in that cheque, I'm in credit again.

credit noun (COURSE UNIT)

B2 [C] a unit that represents a successfully finished part of an educational course: He's already got a credit/three credits in earth science.

credit noun (LIST OF NAMES)

the credits [plural] a list of people who helped to make a film or a television or radio programme, that is shown or announced at the beginning or the end of it

creditverb

uk   us   /ˈkred.ɪt/

credit verb (PAY)

[T] to pay money into a bank account: They credited my account with $20 after I pointed out the mistake.
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credit verb (BELIEVE)

[T not continuous] to believe something that seems unlikely to be true: He even tried to pretend he was my son - can you credit it? It was hard to credit some of the stories we heard about her.
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