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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, sir, you have but to say the word, and I will spare you all uneasiness by presenting my letter of credit to one or other of these two firms.
It was not true business principle to allow credit to a strong- bodied young fellow of the working-class who was too lazy to work.
This," says he, "is to my bankers, the British Linen Company, placing a credit to your name.
Mr Abel's feelings did credit to his nature, and credit to your nature, ma'am, and his father's nature, and human nature.
She called every business the ID thieves had tried to scam and told them not to extend credit to the impostors.
45B offers a credit to employers whose employees receive cash tips from customers.
This part establishes rules under which a Federal Reserve Bank may extend credit to depository institutions and others.
Second, it was intended to expand the credit to include leased equipment.
As a result, more and more tenants are turning to letters of credit to provide the landlord with the security it requires.
We've polled experts in credit counseling organizations and companies that extend credit to consumers for answers on how you can face your past and address your former credit mistakes so you can make major purchases, such as a home and a car in the near future.
Finally after the analysis has resulted in a credit model and a method for incorporating it into the rating plan, the insurer must decide how to apply credit to rate specific policies.
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During the past two decades, however, the market shares of banks for many financial services, including credit to businesses, have eroded.