credit with - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theycredit with
he/she/itcredits with
present participlecrediting with
past tensecredited with
past participlecredited with
  1. 1
    credit someone with something to say or believe that someone is responsible for a particular achievement

    Clinton credited Mike Boorda with bringing peace to Bosnia.

    be widely/generally/wrongly credited with something:

    Fairlie is widely credited with inventing the phrase ‘the Establishment’.

  2. 2
    credit someone with something to say or believe that someone has a particular quality

    Surely you credit me with more sense than that!

See also main entry: credit