- 1the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future
- 2public acknowledgment or praise, given or received when a person's responsibility for an action or idea becomes apparent
- 3a unit of study at a school or college that counts towards a degree or diploma
Using credit: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "credit" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I don't have enough credit to buy this car.
The store offers credit to its customers.
She deserves the credit for finding the solution.
He took credit for her idea.
I received extra credit for my research paper.
He completed his degree with 120 credits.
credit Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using credit
I bought the furniture on credit and will pay for it next month.
He took credit for her idea and didn't acknowledge her contribution.
He was denied a loan due to his bad credit.
Phrases with credit
I have to give credit where credit is due; she did a great job on this project.
a plastic card issued by a bank or business that allows the holder to purchase goods or services on credit
I always use my credit card for online purchases.
I got an A on the test and extra credit for my presentation.
Origins of credit
from Latin 'credere', meaning 'to believe'
Summary: credit in Brief
The term 'credit' [ˈkrɛdɪt] refers to the ability to obtain goods or services before payment, recognition or acknowledgment for an action or idea, and a unit of study at a school or college. It can be used in phrases like 'give credit where credit is due,' and idioms like 'on credit,' which means with the understanding that payment will be made at a later time. 'Credit' also extends into 'credit card,' a plastic card issued by a bank or business that allows the holder to purchase goods or services on credit.