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English definition of “credit”

credit

noun (PRAISE)    /ˈkred.ɪt/
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.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down 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.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down 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.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down 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.Admirable and admired
(Definition of credit noun (PRAISE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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