1 belief, faith, trust, credence:
I don't give much credit to what they say.
2 creditation, acknowledgement or acknowledgment, attribution, ascription:
Credit for inventing the telegraph goes to Guglielmo Marconi.
3 trust, confidence, faithfulness, reliability, trustworthiness, honesty, probity, dependability; solvency:
Her credit rating at the bank is excellent.
4 honour, commendation, praise, tribute, acclaim, esteem, recognition, merit:
The team's victory in the finals has brought credit to the school.
5 believe, trust, hold accountable, put or place one's faith or confidence in, have faith or confidence in, rely on, accept, depend on or upon:
If you credit the Bible, the world was created in six days.
6 ascribe, acknowledge, attribute, assign; impute:
The goal was credited to Barnes.