Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of credit | Another word for credit | What is credit?

Definition 1: recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for credit in the sense of this definition

(credit is a kind of ...) the act of achieving an aim

"the attainment of independence"

(... is a kind of credit ) a unit of academic credit; one hour a week for an academic semester

Definition 2: used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise - [noun denoting act]

Samples where credit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she already had several performances to her credit

(credit is a kind of ...) the action of accomplishing something

Definition 3: an estimate, based on previous dealings, of a person's or an organization's ability to fulfill their financial commitments - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for credit in the sense of this definition

(credit is a kind of ...) an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

"an estimate of what it would cost" "a rough idea how long it would take"

Definition 4: approval - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where credit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • give her recognition for trying
  • he was given credit for his work
  • give her credit for trying

Synonyms for credit in the sense of this definition

(credit is a kind of ...) a message expressing a favorable opinion

"words of approval seldom passed his lips"

(... is a kind of credit ) a recognition of meritorious service

(... is a kind of credit ) enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)

(... is a kind of credit ) an act of honor or courteous recognition

"a musical salute to the composer on his birthday"

Definition 5: an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where credit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the credits were given at the end of the film

(credit is a kind of ...) a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work

"the novel had chapter titles"

(... is part of credit) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

"they went to a movie every Saturday night" "the film was shot on location"

Definition 6: a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where credit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
  • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
  • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

Synonyms for credit in the sense of this definition

(credit is a kind of ...) a comment or instruction (usually added)

"his notes were appended at the end of the article" "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"

(... is a kind of credit ) a note acknowledging the source of a published photograph

(... is a kind of credit ) a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work

Definition 7: arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for credit in the sense of this definition

(credit is a kind of ...) a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

Definition 8: an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for credit in the sense of this definition

(credit is a kind of ...) a written record of a commercial transaction

Definition 9: money available for a client to borrow - [noun denoting possession]

(credit is a kind of ...) anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

(... is a kind of credit ) credit available at low rates of interest

(... is a kind of credit ) a credit opened by an importer with a bank in an exporter's country to finance an export operation

(... is a kind of credit ) credit opened by an importer at a bank in his own country upon which an exporter may draw

(... is a kind of credit ) the maximum credit that a customer is allowed

(... is a kind of credit ) credit granted by a bank to a business concern for commercial purposes

(... is a kind of credit ) a document issued by a bank that guarantees the payment of a customer's draft; substitutes the bank's credit for the customer's credit

Definition 10: have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of - [verb of cognition]

(credit is a kind of ...) have confidence or faith in

"We can trust in our government"

(... is a kind of credit ) credit with veracity

"You cannot believe this man" "Should we believe a publication like the National Enquirer?"

Definition 11: give someone credit for something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where credit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We credited her for saving our jobs

(credit is a kind of ...) attribute or credit to

"We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare" "People impute great cleverness to cats"

Definition 12: ascribe an achievement to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where credit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was not properly credited in the program

Synonyms for credit in the sense of this definition

(credit is a kind of ...) attribute or credit to

"We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare" "People impute great cleverness to cats"

Definition 13: accounting: enter as credit - [verb of possession]

Samples where credit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We credit your account with $100

(credit is a kind of ...) keep an account of

(... is a kind of credit ) sell or provide on credit

More words

Another word for credibly

Another word for credibleness

Another word for credible

Another word for credibility

Another word for credenza

Another word for credit account

Another word for credit analyst

Another word for credit application

Another word for credit bureau

Another word for credit card


Other word for credit card

credit card meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce credit card