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Synonyms of credit in English:


  • 1 he never got the credit he deserved
    praise, commendation, acclaim, acknowledgment, recognition, kudos, glory, esteem, respect, thanks, admiration, tributes, gratitude, appreciation
    informal bouquets, brownie points, marks
  • 2 the speech did his credit no good
    reputation, repute, image, name, good name, character, prestige, standing, status, estimation, credibility
  • 3 archaic his theory has been given very little credit
  • 4 she bought her new car on credit
    loan, advance, financing;
    informal plastic
  • verb

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  • 1 the wise will seldom credit all they hear
    believe, accept, give credence to, trust, have faith in
    informal buy, swallow, fall for, take something as gospel (truth)
  • 2 the scheme's success can be credited to the team's frugality
    ascribe, attribute, assign, accredit, chalk up, put down
  • Quote

    Credit is the only thing that stands between us and Communism.
    Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker on the TV series All in the Family ( 1971–83)

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