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Topic: FINANCE


credit

2 verb
     
credit2 [transitive not in progressive]
1BFB to add money to a bank account [≠ debit]
credit to
The cheque has been credited to your account.
credit with
For some reason my account's been credited with an extra $76.
2

credit somebody with (doing) something

to believe or admit that someone has a quality, or has done something good:
Do credit me with a little intelligence!
Evans is credited with inventing the system.
3

be credited to somebody/something

if something is credited to someone or something, they have achieved it or are the reason for it:
Much of Manchester United's success can be credited to their manager.
4 formal to believe that something is true
difficult/hard/impossible etc to credit
We found his statement hard to credit.
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