Cred·it v. t. [imp. & p. p. Credited; p. pr. & vb. n. Crediting.]
1. To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe.
How shall they credit
A poor unlearned virgin? --Shak.
2. To bring honor or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.
You credit the church as much by your government as you did the school formerly by your wit. --South.
3. Bookkeeping To enter upon the credit side of an account; to give credit for; as, to credit the amount paid; to set to the credit of; as, to credit a man with the interest paid on a bond.
To credit with, to give credit for; to assign as justly due to any one.
Crove, Helmholtz, and Meyer, are more than any others to be credited with the clear enunciation of this doctrine. --Newman.
adj : (usually followed by `to') given credit for; "an invention
credited to Edison" [syn: credited(p)]