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Difference between Credit someone for something and Credit someone with something

credit someone for something

1. appreciate a person for some good quality:

  • Even if you don’t agree with the member’s opinion, you must credit him for his loyalty.

2. pay tribute to a person responsible for an achievement:

  • Thompson credited him [Sullivan] for developing an essentially new theory in psychiatry.

credit someone with something

1. regard a person as having some usually good quality:

  • Both parties credited him with too much idealism and too little plain horse-sense.

2. ascribe an achievement to a person:

  • Families credited Dean with saving their family farms and livestock from illegal pollution.