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My illness is one often characterized by dramatic overspending - in my case through frenzied shopping sprees, credit card abuse, excessive hoarding of unnecessary material goods and bizarre generosity with family, friends and even strangers.
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Meaning of "credit" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CREDIT

From Old French crédit, from Italian credito, from Latin crēditum loan, from crēdere to believe.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CREDIT

credit  [ˈkrɛdɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CREDIT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Credit is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb credit in English.

WHAT DOES CREDIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Credit

Credit may refer to: ▪ Credit, acknowledging the ideas or other work of writers and contributors ▪ Credit, the granting of a loan and the creation of debt. It is any form of deferred payment. ▪ Credit rating, assessment of credit worthiness ▪ Credit score, a representation of credit worthiness ▪ Credit, a form of currency in some fictional works ▪ Course credit, a system of measuring academic coursework ▪ Debits and credits, types of bookkeeping entries ▪ Game credits, a count of the current number of games that can be played in pinball and arcade games...

Definition of credit in the English dictionary

The first definition of credit in the dictionary is commendation or approval, as for an act or quality. Other definition of credit is a person or thing serving as a source of good influence, repute, ability, etc. Credit is also the quality of being believable or trustworthy.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CREDIT

PRESENT

Present
I credit
you credit
he/she/it credits
we credit
you credit
they credit
Present continuous
I am crediting
you are crediting
he/she/it is crediting
we are crediting
you are crediting
they are crediting
Present perfect
I have credited
you have credited
he/she/it has credited
we have credited
you have credited
they have credited
Present perfect continuous
I have been crediting
you have been crediting
he/she/it has been crediting
we have been crediting
you have been crediting
they have been crediting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I credited
you credited
he/she/it credited
we credited
you credited
they credited
Past continuous
I was crediting
you were crediting
he/she/it was crediting
we were crediting
you were crediting
they were crediting
Past perfect
I had credited
you had credited
he/she/it had credited
we had credited
you had credited
they had credited
Past perfect continuous
I had been crediting
you had been crediting
he/she/it had been crediting
we had been crediting
you had been crediting
they had been crediting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will credit
you will credit
he/she/it will credit
we will credit
you will credit
they will credit
Future continuous
I will be crediting
you will be crediting
he/she/it will be crediting
we will be crediting
you will be crediting
they will be crediting
Future perfect
I will have credited
you will have credited
he/she/it will have credited
we will have credited
you will have credited
they will have credited
Future perfect continuous
I will have been crediting
you will have been crediting
he/she/it will have been crediting
we will have been crediting
you will have been crediting
they will have been crediting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would credit
you would credit
he/she/it would credit
we would credit
you would credit
they would credit
Conditional continuous
I would be crediting
you would be crediting
he/she/it would be crediting
we would be crediting
you would be crediting
they would be crediting
Conditional perfect
I would have credit
you would have credit
he/she/it would have credit
we would have credit
you would have credit
they would have credit
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been crediting
you would have been crediting
he/she/it would have been crediting
we would have been crediting
you would have been crediting
they would have been crediting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you credit
we let´s credit
you credit
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to credit
Past participle
credited
Present Participle
crediting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CREDIT


accredit
əˈkrɛdɪt
coedit
kəʊˈɛdɪt
disaccredit
ˌdɪsəˈkrɛdɪt
discredit
dɪsˈkrɛdɪt
edit
ˈɛdɪt
eurocredit
ˈjʊərəʊˌkrɛdɪt
geddit
ˈɡɛdɪt
micro-credit
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkrɛdɪt
miscredit
ˌmɪsˈkrɛdɪt
misedit
ˌmɪsˈɛdɪt
noncredit
ˌnɒnˈkrɛdɪt
preedit
priːˈɛdɪt
reedit
riːˈɛdɪt
subedit
sʌbˈɛdɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CREDIT

credibly
credit account
credit agency
credit balance
credit bureau
credit card
credit charges
credit check
credit control
credit crunch
credit default swap
credit entry
credit facilities
credit history
credit hour
credit limit
credit line
credit note
credit rating
credit risk

WORDS THAT END LIKE CREDIT

Bank Giro Credit
carbon credit
confirmed credit
confirmed letter of credit
consumer credit
copy-edit
documentary letter of credit
export credit
family credit
letter of credit
line of credit
on credit
overedit
reaccredit
revolving credit
Social Credit
tax credit
Working Families Tax Credit

Synonyms and antonyms of credit in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CREDIT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «credit» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of credit

Translation of «credit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CREDIT

Find out the translation of credit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of credit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «credit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

贷款
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crédito
570 millions of speakers

English

credit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्रेडिट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اِئْتِمَان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кредит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crédito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crédit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kredit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kredit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

信用販売
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신용
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kredit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tín dụng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रेडिट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kredi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

credito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kredyt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кредит
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

credit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πίστωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

krediet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kredit
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kreditt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of credit

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CREDIT»

The term «credit» is very widely used and occupies the 1.571 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CREDIT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «credit» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «credit» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about credit

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «CREDIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word credit.
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Frank Abagnale
Whether you're earning $7 an hour or $700,000 a year, it's very important to protect your credit rating.
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John Adams
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
3
Daniel Akaka
It is imperative that we make consumers more aware of the long-term effects of their financial decisions, particularly in managing their credit card debt, so that they can avoid financial pitfalls that may lead to bankruptcy.
4
Matthew Tobin Anderson
I think kids are excited by language, and they're not always given credit for that.
5
Andy Behrman
My illness is one often characterized by dramatic overspending - in my case through frenzied shopping sprees, credit card abuse, excessive hoarding of unnecessary material goods and bizarre generosity with family, friends and even strangers.
6
Ruben Blades
People are a lot smarter than anyone gives them credit for being.
7
Carmen Busquets
When I was young I would spend more money than I should with my credit card but my father cut it off, so I had to find creative ways of making money.
8
Sarah Chalke
I think it's because it's so different and it takes risks. Plus, it's really smart humor. It gives the audience credit in terms of not needing to tell them when to laugh. I love that about the show. There's no laugh track.
9
James Chanos
What people don't realize is that China papered over its last two credit bubbles, those in 1999 and 2004. The banks were never bailed out - they just exchanged their bad loans for questionable bonds from quasi-state organizations.
10
Chris Chocola
Every year the Federal Government wastes billions of dollars as a result of overpayments of government agencies, misuse of government credit cards, abuse of the Federal entitlement programs, and the mismanagement of the Federal bureaucracy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CREDIT»

Discover the use of credit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to credit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Extra Credit
And in February a warning letter arrives at her home. Abby will have to repeat sixth grade—unless she meets some specific conditions, including taking on an extra-credit project to find a pen pal in a distant country. Seems simple enough.
Andrew Clements, 2012
2
Handbook of Credit Scoring
Handbook of Credit Scoring offers the insights of a select group of experts on credit scoring systems.
Elizabeth Mays, 1995
3
Credit Management Handbook
The Credit Management Handbook provides a comprehensive, down-to-earth guide to every aspect of managing credit.
Burt Edwards, 2004
4
Credit Risk Scorecards: Developing and Implementing ...
This text should be part of every risk manager's library." —Stephen D. Morris Director, Credit Risk, ING Bank of Canada Praise for Credit Risk Scorecards "Scorecard development is important to retail financial services in terms of credit ...
Naeem Siddiqi, 2012
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Credit Risk Modeling: Design and Application
Covers: · Implementing an application scoring system · Behavior modeling to manage your portfolio · Incorporating economic factors · Statistical techniques for choosing the optimal credit risk model · How to set cutoffs and override ...
Elizabeth Mays, Freda Elizabeth Mays, 1998
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Your Credit Score: How to Improve the 3-Digit Number That ...
"Recommended reading!" --"Wall Street Journal "Online "A great credit score can help you finish rich! Liz Weston gives solid, easy-to-understand advice about how to improve your credit fast. Read this book and prosper.
Liz Pulliam Weston, 2011
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Rating Based Modeling of Credit Risk: Theory and Application ...
Their contribution of more sophisticated techniques to measure and forecast changes in migration behavior as well as determining adequate estimators for transition matrices is a major contribution to rating based credit modeling. *Internal ...
Stefan Trueck, Svetlozar T. Rachev, 2009
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Credit Risk: Modeling, Valuation and Hedging
This book will serve as a valuable reference for financial analysts and traders involved with credit derivatives. Some aspects of the book may also be useful for market practitioners with managing credit-risk sensitives portfolios.
Tomasz R. Bielecki, Marek Rutkowski, 2002
9
Credit Management: How to Manage Credit Effectively and Make ...
The book's emphasis is on credit management as a positive force, making a real contribution to profits.
Richard M. V. Bass, 1991
10
Credit Risk Modeling Using Excel and VBA
This book provides practitioners and students with an intuitive, hands-on introduction to modern credit risk modelling.
Gunter Löeffler, Peter N. Posch, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CREDIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term credit is used in the context of the following news items.
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Report: JPMorgan to pay $125M in settlements over credit card probes
JPMorgan Chase (JPM) is expected to pay at least $125 million to settle federal and state investigations over the U.S. banking giant's ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
Apple Pay comes to over 20 more US banks and credit unions
Apple is continuing the roll out of Apple Pay today with the addition of 20+ new US banks and credit unions supporting the iPhone, iPad and ... «9 to 5 Mac, Jul 15»
3
InVenture's Shivani Siroya: your identity will be your credit score
And yet in most economies a single number -- the credit score -- remains the blunt instrument by which we evaluate who can receive loans, and ... «Wired.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
How long does it take to pay a $2000 credit card debt with minimum …
Making minimum payments on your credit card is a treadmill to nowhere ... calculation on how long it would take to pay off a credit card with just ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
5
UPDATE 3-Toshiba sounds out banks about credit line amid …
TOKYO, July 8 (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp has talked with banks about a credit line worth up to $4.9 billion to secure funding in case an ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
6
Prepaid credit card scams on rise, Canadians losing millions
Then they instruct their victims to pay via prepaid cards, a type of credit card with a set amount of funds that are purchased in stores and used ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
7
Karmic Labs gets $5M to give every employee a company credit card
If you're not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you're likely losing them to someone else. Register now for the 8th ... «VentureBeat, Jul 15»
8
Fitch: Europe Credit Investors See EM Risk Contagion via Brazil
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, July 08 (Fitch) European credit investors see more possibility of ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
9
SNP and Labour attack expected tax credit cuts
SNP deputy leader Stewart Hosie said tax credit cuts would hurt low-income families. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. The SNP and Labour ... «ITV News, Jul 15»
10
Christie, Sweeney both take credit for bigger tax credit
Gov. Christie announced Tuesday that he had signed into law a measure that will increase a tax credit for New Jersey's working poor. «Philly.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Credit [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/credit>. May 2020 ».
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