- to ascribe or attribute to (usually followed by with): He was accredited with having said it.
- to attribute or ascribe; consider as belonging: an invention accredited to Edison.
- to provide or send with credentials; designate officially: to accredit an envoy.
- to certify (a school, college, or the like) as meeting all formal official requirements of academic excellence, curriculum, facilities, etc.
- to make authoritative, creditable, or reputable; sanction.
- to regard as true; believe.
Origin of accredit
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Examples from the Web for accreditation
There is often a failure of regulations within those countries and no accreditation.The Wild, Wild West of Thai Surrogacy
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To complete his accreditation, Hourani needed to show at least one collection off the calendar, as well as a fashion godfather.Rad Hourani, The First Unisex Couture Designer
January 29, 2014
And journalists who try to tweet, Instagram, or video the Games on their mobile phones will be stripped of accreditation.The Volgograd Bombings and the Return of Big Terror to Russia
January 2, 2014
Seems the University of Phoenix, the nation's largest for-profit "educational" institution, may be set to lose its accreditation.We Need Conservative Populism, Ctd.
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But they also claim that fewer than 200 of the 7,000 have sought (voluntary) accreditation—i.e., an embrace of regulations.Blame Game Underway as Meningitis Outbreak Broadens
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Once accreditation introduces the language game of politics, education distances itself even more from its fundamental mission.The Civilization of Illiteracy
- to ascribe or attribute
- to give official recognition to; sanction; authorize
- to certify or guarantee as meeting required standards
- (often foll by at or to)
- to furnish or send (an envoy, etc) with official credentials
- to appoint (someone) as an envoy, etc
- NZ to pass (a candidate) for university entrance on school recommendation without external examinationthere are six accrediting schools in the area
C17: from French accréditer, from the phrase mettre à crédit to put to credit
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Word Origin and History for accreditation
1806, noun of action from accredit.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper