credit (someone or something) with (something)

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credit (someone or something) with (something)

1. To apply a payment to a financial account belonging to someone or something. I think you credited the wrong account with my most recent payment.
2. To give someone praise, admiration, or acknowledgement for some task, achievement, or accomplishment. I have to credit my trainer with getting me back in shape for this season.
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credit someone or something with something

 
1. Lit. to record a payment, deposit, etc., to the account of someone or something. I will credit you with this payment as you request. Your account has been credited with this adjustment.
2. Fig. to give someone or something well-deserved praise for doing something or having something. We have to credit Jeff with saving us a lot of money. We will credit the weather with part of the success of the picnic.
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He revealed: "I think people will look at the overall job we did and credit us with the good things we did as well as criticising us with some of the things they were dissatisfied about.
Arts Councils money has to be applied for, It is all very well having this report, suggesting a top down solution, but quite apart from the fact they credit us with more lottery funding, we do not work top down, it is bottom up, we need applications.
Politicians should credit us with some reasoning powers.
TV execs should credit us with a bit of common sense.
I must say that the Echo is a very good paper, but seeing kangaroos in Cardiff, come on, credit us with some intelligence.
Credit us with the intelligence to stay with an issue for longer than three seconds, would you?
Rick adds philosophically: 'What you see with us is what you get and as far as what we gave to the 90s music scene, I would hope people will credit us with writing some good songs.
But you have to credit us with how resilient we've been and the will to win we've shown.
Oh please, credit us with some average common sense, you've been bought like a piece of gold from a Dubai souk.
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