1. To cause to happen or to exist; bring into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes. 2. To evolve from one’s own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention. 3. To cause to bring about; arrange, as by intention or design.
1. Commendation or approval, as for an act or quality: she was given credit for her work. 2. A person or thing serving as a source of good influence, repute, ability, etc: a credit to the team. 3. The quality of being believable or trustworthy: that statement had credit. 4. Influence or reputation coming from the approval or good opinion of others: he acquired credit within the community. 5. Belief in the truth, reliability, quality, etc, of someone or something: I would give credit to that philosophy. 6. A sum of money or equivalent purchasing power, as at a shop, available for a person’s use. 7. The positive balance in a person’s bank account. 8. The sum of money that a bank makes available to a client in excess of any deposit. 8. The practice of permitting a buyer to receive goods or services before payment.