give credit


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give (someone) credit

1. To give someone praise or recognition. We must give Samantha credit for getting the project finished on time. You have to give John credit for the humility he shows regarding his financial success.
2. To grant or extend financial credit to someone. The shop gave us credit for the faulty television we bought last week. If the bank agrees to give me credit, I'll finally be able to get my business up and running.
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give credit

1. Also, extend credit. Trust someone to pay at some future time what he or she owes. For example, I haven't enough cash this month, so I hope they'll give me credit. This use of credit dates from the mid-1500s.
2. Acknowledge an accomplishment, as in They really should give her credit for the work she's done. [Late 1700s] The phrase is sometimes amplified to give credit where credit is due, meaning the acknowledgment should be to the person who deserves it. This expression was probably coined by Samuel Adams in a letter (October 29, 1777), which put it: "Give credit to whom credit due." It is sometimes put give someone their due, as in We should really give Nancy her due for trying to sort out this mess.
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Those most likely to give credit to Obama include young adults, women and those with annual household incomes under $36,000.
Although we're still struggling and we made a lot of mistakes down the stretch so I have to give credit to UST for playing hard.
The agency said that on average, the new schedule will give credit unions an additional seven days to file the reports.
That's not binding, however, and it's up to the individual schools to determine what they'll accept to give credit.
It's rare to hear someone who appears to have won single-handedly give credit to his team rather than speak of his own prowess.
You have to give credit to players like that, and goalkeepers and defenders - but that is the way football is today, unfortunately.
The woman was asked to give credit card details over the phone or risk being cut off.
you've got to give credit to the players for the way they went after the game.
The customary elements of this long-standing wonderful series remain in place: Constable Hamish Macbeth's romantic life remains in flux, he is content to solve crimes in the little fishing village of Lochdubh in the Scottish Highlands but give credit to anyone else because he doesn't want a promotion and wants to remain there with his dog and tamed wild cat.
Julian Montoya of Burrito King said the bidding process did not give credit for all he has done over the years and there was no justification for changing the operation.
Cite It Right spells out exactly how to give credit where credit is due in circles where being "by the book" in one's references and citations is absolutely critical to earning good grades, furthering one's career, creating a professional-quality paper, and avoiding even the slightest possibility of unintentional plagiarism.
In a relaxed public address, Hadid avoided the opportunity to appear triumphant, choosing instead to give credit to her long-term collaborator Patrik Schumacher, and project architects Jim Heverin and Tiago Correia.
The conventional banking system was reluctant to give credit to those who were too poor to provide any form of guarantee or needed only small amounts of money to get themselves started.
Give credit where credit is due: MySpace is the place to find new music, especially now, when radio sucks more than ever.
This is an unfortunate reality that we may have to get used to in the New York Times, but I was sad to see that in "6 Design Virtuosos You Need to Know," an article dedicated to designers and their disciplines, AT credited the designer being profiled and the actors in the photo, but failed to give credit to the collaborating designers whose work is also depicted.