credit as

Context Sentence: Mr Yunus is credited as the founder of the concept of 'micro credit', which is the extension of small loans to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans.

Source: Lars Bevanger, BBC News, Oslo http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/newsenglish/witn/2006/10/061013_yunus.shtml

Definition: recognised, acknowledged as, accepted as

Memonic: 'credit' means 'trust' or 'believe', but 'credit as' can be seen as a kind of credit for public, so it also means recognisec or accepted as.