American English

Definition of credit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they credit
    he / she / it credits
    past simple credited
    -ing form crediting
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    put money in bank
  1. 1to add an amount of money to someone's bank account credit A (with B) Your account has been credited with $50,000. credit B (to A) $50,000 has been credited to your account. opposite debit
  2. with achievement
  3. 2[usually passive] to believe or say that someone is responsible for doing something, especially something good credit somebody All the contributors are credited on the title page. She has been wrongly credited as the author. credit A with B The company is credited with inventing the industrial robot. credit B to A The invention of the industrial robot is credited to the company. compare accredit
  4. with quality
  5. 3credit A with B to believe that someone or something has a particular good quality or feature I credited you with a little more sense. Credit me with some intelligence.
  6. 4[usually passive] credit somebody/something as something to believe that someone or something is of a particular type or quality The cheetah is generally credited as the world's fastest animal.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: credit