- officially recognized as meeting the essential requirements, as of academic excellence: accredited schools.
- provided with official credentials, as by a government: an accredited diplomatic representative.
- accepted as authoritative: an accredited theory.
Origin of accredited
- 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
Examples from the Web for accredited
Both Haidak and Doe have been unable to transfer to accredited four-year universities.Is UMass-Amherst Biased Against Male Students in Title IX Assault Cases?
August 18, 2014
For that fall, ABA-accredited law schools chose among 71,755 applicants--and there were only 173 accredited schools that year.Law School Enrollments are Plummeting. What Happens Next?
January 18, 2013
They are accredited by a national midwifery organization, the North American Registry of Midwives.Home Birth: Increasingly Popular, But Dangerous
June 25, 2012
The list of accredited journalists for the trial confirms this.Norway Puts Hate on Trial, With Anders Behring Breivik’s Ugly Beliefs
April 15, 2012
It has about 100 students and is accredited to give degrees in nursing, theology, and music.What Made One Goh, the Oikos University Shooter, Snap?
April 4, 2012
The only advantage with which he accredited the city was that of possessing newspapers.In the Heart of Vosges
Warning: Permit only an accredited employee of this company to touch wiring.Made in Tanganyika
Carl Richard Jacobi
We are accepting nothing but accredited calls until tomorrow.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
In 1900 there were fifteen accredited women delegates in the convention.
That made me the accredited and accepted Ambassador to New Texas.Lone Star Planet
Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
- 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
Word Origin and History for accredited
"furnished with credentials," 1630s, past participle adjective from accredit (v.).