Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you credit somebody with something, you say that they did it. (verb) If you credit an account, you add money to it. (noun) Credit is positive words or feelings. (noun) Credit is an agreement to buy something and pay later.

Examples: (verb) Although he was credited for the discovery, it was a team effort. (verb) I called the bank about the mistake and they credited my account with the missing $50. (noun) The children here should take credit for a job well done. (noun) He gave credit to local management and to the unions for the improvements at the factory. (noun) I only use my credit card when I know I’ll have the money the next week. (noun) We bought the new dining room table on credit.

Synonyms: approval, praise, respect. verbs: award.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 2 D