I UK [ˈkredɪt] / US noun
Word forms "credit":
singular credit plural credits
1) [uncountable] an arrangement to receive goods from a shop or money from a bank and pay for it later
on credit:

I don't like buying things on credit.

give/offer credit:

Some suppliers will not give credit to their customers.

interest-free credit:

You can get interest-free credit on all our products.

2) [uncountable] praise for something you have done or achieved
credit for:

You deserve credit for making him change his mind.

take the credit:

He always takes the credit for my ideas.

3) [countable] an amount of money that you add to an account. An amount of money that you take out of an account is a debit

All credits, debits, and charges will show on your bank statement.

the credit column of a balance sheet

4) [countable] an amount of money that you have a right to, for example money that you can use to pay part of your tax bill

These tax credits are designed to help offset the costs of child-care.

The government plans to introduce export credits.

5) [countable] a part of a college or university course that you have completed successfully

This course counts as one credit towards your degree.

6) [countable] a film, television programme, play etc that a particular person has worked on

a director whose television credits include NYPD Blue

7) the credits
[plural] a list of the people involved in making a film or television programme that is shown at the end or beginning of it the closing/end/opening credits:

The song plays over the opening credits.

II UK [ˈkredɪt] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "credit":
present tense I/you/we/they credit he/she/it credits present participle crediting past tense credited past participle credited
1) to add an amount of money to an account
credit someone/something with something:

Your account has been credited with the amount owed.

credit something to someone/something:

The money will be credited to your account by the end of business tomorrow.

2) [usually in negatives or questions] to believe that something is true
scarcely/hardly credit something:

I could scarcely credit what had happened.

credit that:

It was hard to credit that he had once been an actor.

would you credit it? (= it's very surprising):

Would you credit it? – She's passed all her exams!

Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.


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