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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CREDIT

And there was the dazzling thought of going to Felix or Doucet with credit unlimited.

The work which we are doing there redounds to our credit as a nation.

Do Ministers deserve no credit for hitting on this critical device?

Faced by failure of credit they have proposed only the lending of more money.

But the District Attorney was not inclined to credit the confession.

Perhaps the angels who keep the great record will put that to her credit.

He felt vaguely that his reluctance did him credit, and that he was improving.

"But I have no credit anywhere and I have no money, yet," said Linda.

"It's to your credit, Mr. McCakeron, that you should hold til a promise," Jeannie was saying.

To Eileen's credit it may be said that she had not been told that a caller was expected.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Middle French crédit (15c.) "belief, trust," from Italian credito, from Latin creditum "a loan, thing entrusted to another," from past participle of credere "to trust, entrust, believe" (see credo). The commercial sense was the original one in English (creditor is mid-15c.). Meaning "honor, acknowledgment of merit," is from c.1600. Academic sense of "point for completing a course of study" is 1904. Movie/broadcasting sense is 1914. Credit rating is from 1958; credit union is 1881, American English.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CREDIT

accredit

verbattribute responsibility or achievement
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.