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give credit to (someone)

1. To give someone praise or recognition. We must give credit to Samantha for getting the project finished on time. You have to give credit to John for the humility he shows regarding his financial success.
2. To grant or extend financial credit to someone. The shop gave credit to us for the faulty television we bought last week. If the bank agrees to give credit to me, I'll finally be able to get my business up and running.
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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.
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.
We've got to give credit to Cardiff for being a good footballing side - they're having a good season after a difficult start and I'm sure if they continue to play like that, they'll be fine.
Queen's Park is proposing a "net metering" regulation, which would give credit to customers who generate their own power from renewable sources for excess electricity.
These days, we give credit to absolutely anyone; and the only thing due is the minimum payment and our sanity.
Another thing: When you give credit to others, most people assume that you were a part of the reason for success and are just being humble.
Give credit to the book's designers: They had to wade through 600 pages of documents and debate minutes to come up with the plot, plus create a heroine who was culturally and politically unidentifiable with any of the 15 nations that make up the European Union.
The agency said that researchers working in Gallo's lab grew a virus supplied by French scientists but failed to give credit to the French team in one of four 1984 papers that characterize the AIDS virus.
CREDIT UNION SECURITY CONCERNS GIVE CREDIT TO SECURESTATE'S SECURITY PROGRAM MANAGER
Labinger remains humble about her accomplishments and is eager to give credit to others.
Fisher added, "You also have to give credit to the management team who knows this market probably better than anyone else and is able to always keep the two properties leased well above the market norm.
In an article by Tad Szulc in the July 6 Los Angeles Times, unnamed "French intelligence officials' are cited as saying that "now we have reason to ask that question,' but Arianespace chairman Frederic d'Allest said the following day that the Ariane investigation has offered "no reason to give credit to this kind of hypothesis.