The Collaborative International Dictionary
Credit \Cred"it\ (kr[e^]d"[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Credited; p. pr. & vb. n. Crediting.]
To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe.
How shall they credit A poor unlearned virgin?
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.
(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.