credit

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noun
1 arrangement to pay later; money borrowed
ADJECTIVE
long-term, short-term
interest-free
foreign
bank
consumer, export, trade
VERB + CREDIT
have, use
get, obtain

If you don't have a regular income you may be unable to get credit.

extend, give sb, grant (sb), offer (sb), provide

Most stores selling furniture or will offer credit.

deny sb, refuse sb

The bank refused further credit to the company.

arrange
expand

We propose to expand credit in order to create demand.

CREDIT + NOUN
account (BrE), agreement, arrangement, facilities, system, terms (see also credit card)
limit

Your credit limit is now $2 000.

period
sale, transaction, transfer (BrE)
rating, score, scoring, standing

He has a bad credit rating (= seems unlikely to pay the money back).

history, record

people with poor credit histories

file, report

The credit report will show all the consumer debt a person has.

risk

He's a bad credit risk.

control
crunch, squeeze (esp. BrE)
expansion

increases in debt created by credit expansion

bureau (AmE), industry, institution, market, union
analyst
note (BrE)

If damaged items have to be returned, the manufacturer may issue a credit note.

insurance
PREPOSITION
on credit

I bought it on credit.

PHRASES
a letter of credit (= a letter from one bank to another that enables you to obtain money)

I have arranged for my branch to send a letter of credit to the branch nearest the hotel.

2 money in a bank account or owed to you
ADJECTIVE
direct (BrE)

I'm paid by direct credit into my bank account.

VERB + CREDIT
have

I have three credits on my bank statement.

CREDIT + NOUN
balance

a credit balance of €265

PREPOSITION
in credit

My account is in credit.

credit of

a credit of £35

3 praise/approval
ADJECTIVE
great
extra
full
partial
due, proper

We should give due credit to all who helped make the event a success.

VERB + CREDIT
give sb
claim, get, receive, take

Why should she get all the credit?

do sb, reflect

Your concern does you credit.

The success of the venture reflects great credit on the organizers.

deserve
PREPOSITION
to sb's credit

To her credit, she gave them lunch.

credit for

At least give him credit for trying.

PHRASES
give credit where credit is due
to sb's great credit

To her great credit, she does not try to avoid the truth.

to sb's eternal credit (esp. BrE), to sb's everlasting credit (esp. AmE)
4 the credits list of people who worked on a film/movie, etc.
ADJECTIVE
opening
closing, end, final
film (esp. BrE), movie (esp. AmE)
VERB + THE CREDITS
watch
THE CREDITS + VERB
roll

We left before the final credits began to roll.

5 sb/sth that brings respect to sb/sth else
ADJECTIVE
great
PREPOSITION
credit to

He's a great credit to the school.

6 unit of study at a university, college or school
ADJECTIVE
course

Participants were given course credit for their participation in the study. (AmE)

college (AmE)
VERB + CREDIT
earn

He took some advanced courses to earn college credits.

award, grant
offer

modules offering continuing education credits

transfer

Students may have difficulty transferring credits to other institutions.

CREDIT + NOUN
hour (AmE)

Tuition costs are based on the number of credit hours enrolled.

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verb
1 put money in the bank
PREPOSITION
with

The bank credited the oil company with $500 000.

PHRASES
credit sth to sb's account
2 with an achievement/quality
PREPOSITION
with

I credited you with a little more sense.

PHRASES
be credited as sth, be credited with sth

She is generally credited as having written over 50 novels.

be credited to sb

The work has been credited to a 16th-century bishop.

be generally credited with sth, be widely credited with sth

He is widely credited with having started the Middle East peace process.

3 (BrE) believe
VERB + CREDIT
can hardly, can scarcely

I could hardly credit it when she told me she was leaving.

be hard to

I find what he says rather hard to credit.


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