credit verb

1 put money in the bank

PREP. with The bank credited the oil company with £500,000.

PHRASES credit sth to sb's account

2 with an achievement/quality

PREP. with I credited you with a little more sense.

PHRASES be credited as/with sth She is generally credited as having written over 50 novels. | be credited to sb The work has been credited to a sixteenth century bishop. | be generally/widely credited with sth He is widely credited with having started the Middle East peace process.

3 believe

VERB + CREDIT can/could hardly/scarcely I could hardly credit it when she told me she was leaving. | be hard to I find what he says rather hard to credit.