Credit is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
(countable & uncountable)
- (uncountable) Credit is an agreement to buy something and pay later.
- We bought the new dining room table on credit.
- I only use my credit card when I know I'll have the money the next week.
- (uncountable) Credit is positive words or feelings.
- He gave credit to local management and to the unions for the improvements at the factory.
- The children here should take credit for a job well done.
- (countable) A credit is a course or part of a course that you complete at college or university.
- I just need five more credits to finish my degree.
- (countable) A credit is record of money put in an account.
- (transitive) If you credit an account, you add money to it.
- I called the bank about the mistake and they credited my account with the missing $50.
- (transitive) If you credit somebody with something, you say that they did it.
- Most people have credited Churchill with this saying, but there is no proof that he actually said it.
- (transitive); (formal) If you credit something, you believe it.