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credit to (someone or something)

1. verb To apply a payment to a financial account belonging to someone or something. Now, which account should I credit this payment to?
2. verb To give someone praise, admiration, or acknowledgement for some task, achievement, or accomplishment. Jenny did all the hard parts of the project, so we need to credit the work to her.
3. noun A valuable member of something. Anyone who's not a credit to this committee will be removed from it.
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credit something to someone or something

 
1. Lit. to record a sum owed to the account of someone or something. I will credit this payment to your account. I am afraid that I accidentally credited your payment to George.
2. Fig. to give someone or something well-deserved praise. The entire organization credited much praise to Jeff. We had to credit much of our success to simple good luck.
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credit to someone or something

of value or benefit to someone or something; of enough value or worth as to enhance someone or something. I always want to be a credit to my school. John is not what you would call a credit to his family.
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References in classic literature ?
Now you've come, you must try to do right and be a credit to us.
cried the Peddler, "bring this good fellow another pot of ale, for truly it is a credit to us all to have one among us who can empty a canakin so lustily.
We were expecting a tough game as we always do in this league, but it was credit to us we limited them to very little chances.
Keep up the good work Dan you're a credit to us all.
2m) revolving line of credit to US fast-food restaurants operator Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers.
He said: "They have been tireless in their support of schools, businesses, community projects and charities, to name but a few, and are a real credit to us all.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 23, 2011-GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services provides USD205m credit to US HealthWorks(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Skiverton said: "Shaun MacDonald is very talented player, and it's a credit to us to have got him back from Swansea.
It is a credit to us that the new American President would clear his diary to celebrate St Patrick's Day in the White House.
You have to credit to Perpignan for winning the game, but perhaps you would give more credit to us for going all the way to the end and earn bonus point.
Such a prominent effort was a good omen for his team in tomorrow's Wokingham Handicap, which is headed by the juvenile's half-brother Fire Up The Band, and he admitted: ``For the north to have first and second in the Norfolk Stakes I think is a credit to us.
A credit to us is that the people we hired were not haphazardly selected," said Stephen Asch, a founding partner of New Spectrum, who has forged closed relationships with many of the city's largest landlords and developers, as well as an array of major national tenants.
In addition, our revenues and earnings and our ability to achieve our planned business objectives will be subject to a number of factors that make estimates of future operating results uncertain, including, without limitation, (1) that we will not retain or grow our customer base, (2) that our suppliers and customers may refuse to continue doing business with us or may refuse to extend trade credit to us, (3) that we will fail to be competitive with existing and new competitors, (4) that we will not adequately respond to technological developments that impact our industry and markets, (5) that needed financing will not be available to us if and as needed, (6) that a significant change in the growth rate of the overall U.
M2 EQUITYBITES-3 February 2010-GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services provides USD125m credit to US HealthWorks(C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Additionally, our revenues and earnings and our ability to achieve our planned business objectives will be subject to a number of factors that make estimates of future operating results uncertain, including, without limitation, (1) that we will not retain or grow our customer base, (2) that our suppliers and customers may refuse to continue doing business with us or may refuse to extend trade credit to us, (3) that we will fail to be competitive with existing and new competitors, (4) that we will not adequately respond to technological developments that impact our industry and markets, (5) that needed financing will not be available to us if and as needed, (6) that a significant change in the growth rate of the overall U.