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Difference between Do someone credit and Give someone credit

do someone credit—(of smb.’s action or behavior) add to a person’s reputation (also: do someone honor):

  • Your obvious sincerity does you credit and I may owe you an apology.

give someone credit

1. praise a person for his behavior or some good quality:

  • He gave my father the real information and my father always gave him credit.

2. trust a customer to pay at some future time what he owes:

  • Everybody is eager to give me credit—I get new credit card offers in the mail all the time.