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To credit with

Credit \Cred"it\ (kr[e^]d"[i^]t), 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.