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Synonyms of credit in English:


  • 1 the writer got a very good press and a lot of credit
  • 2 the speech did his credit no good in the House of Commons
    reputation, repute, character, image, name, good name, prestige, influence, standing, status, regard, esteem, estimation;
    credibility, acceptability;
    Indian  izzat
    informal clout
    North American informal rep, rap
    archaic honour, report
  • 3 these men are a credit to their country
    source of honour, source of pride, feather in the cap, asset, proud boast, glory, flower, gem, treasure
  • 4 his theory has been given very little credit
  • 5 the shop would be paid whether her credit was good or bad
    financial standing, financial status, solvency
  • Phrases

    on credit
    he purchased £300 worth of goods on credit
    on hire purchase, on (the) HP, by instalments, by deferred payment, on account
    informal on tick, on the slate
    British informal on the never-never


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  • 1 the wise will seldom credit all they hear
    believe, accept, give credence to, have confidence in, trust, have faith in, rely on, depend on, count on
    informal go for, fall for, buy, swallow, {swallow something hook, line, and sinker}, take something as gospel
    [Antonyms] disbelieve
  • 2 the success of the scheme can be credited to the team's frugality
  • 3 he was credited with inventing the lyre
    be accredited with, be recognized as, be given the credit for, be held responsible for
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