Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Deserving of often limited praise or commendation: The student made a creditable effort on the essay.
  • adj. Worthy of belief: a creditable story.
  • adj. Deserving of commercial credit; creditworthy: a creditable customer.
  • adj. That can be assigned.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Credible or believable.
  • adj. That brings credit or honour; respectable.
  • adj. That can be assigned; assignable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Worthy of belief.
  • adj. Deserving or possessing reputation or esteem; reputable; estimable.
  • adj. Bringing credit, reputation, or honor; honorable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Worthy of credit or belief; credible.
  • Reputable; bringing credit, honor, reputation, or esteem; respectable; of good report.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. worthy of often limited commendation

Etymologies

From credit +‎ -able. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An official with the Department of Health and Human Services told HuffPost that the law gives no flexibility on the definition of creditable coverage.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • If Medicare considers your existing coverage to be "creditable" - meaning, coverage that is as good as the standard Medicare prescription drug coverage benefit - you are permitted to keep your current coverage without incurring future penalties.

    Illinois IGNN: Main State Page News

  • Apparently the workers of America are not yet ready to sing, although I recall a creditable chorus trained at

    Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes

  • I much doubt if he could have passed what would now be called a creditable examination in the Fathers; and as for all the nice formalities in the rubric, he would never have been the man to divide a congregation or puzzle a bishop.

    My Novel — Volume 02

  • But in the far more influential New York Times, Bosley Crowther called the picture a fair and "creditable" reenactment and observed that MGM had "taken no obvious sides in the current atomic contentions."

    Greg Mitchell: Hollywood and Hiroshima: When the White House Censored the First Nuclear Film

  • You wouldn't be penalized for dropping "creditable" coverage later and signing up for Part D, Mr. Precht says.

    Most Retirees Must Sign Up for Medicare Part B

  • The penalty would apply if you went for more than 63 days without being covered by a Medicare drug plan or another health plan with comparable drug coverage that is deemed "creditable" for Medicare purposes.

    Ask Encore

  • It's a good idea to touch base with whoever handles your employer plan to make sure the drug coverage will remain "creditable" when you turn 65 in January.

    Making the Choice About Medicare Parts B and D

  • Consequently, could we not trust the Brits to do at least the same kind of creditable job on a remake of THE PRISONER.

    The Prisoner remade?

  • This and your extraordinary fullness of opportunity, make of the record a most valuable English document, a rare revelation of the human inwardness of political life in this country, and a picture of manners and personal characters as "creditable" on the whole (to the country) as it is frank and acute.

    Margot Asquith, an Autobiography - Two Volumes in One

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