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. The sunlight crept across my face and woke me up.
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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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