credit

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Credit is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Noun[change]

Singular
credit

Plural
credits

(countable & uncountable)

  1. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. (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.
  4. (countable) A credit is record of money put in an account.

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Plain form
credit

Third-person singular
credits

Past tense
credited

Past participle
credited

Present participle
crediting

  1. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. (transitive); (formal) If you credit something, you believe it.