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.
- ac·cred·it·a·ble, adjective
- ac·cred·i·ta·tion [uh-kred-i-tey-shuhn] /əˌkrɛd ɪˈteɪ ʃən/ noun
- pre·ac·cred·it, verb (used with object)
- re·ac·cred·it, verb (used with object)
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How to use accredit in a sentence
However, the University of Phoenix is under fire from its accrediting agency.‘Degree Mills’ Are Exploiting Veterans and Making Millions Off the GI Bill | Aaron Glantz | June 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On numberless occasions, instead of accrediting, they discredit themselves.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2) | John William Draper
Mrs. Forrester had a flair for genius and needed no popular accrediting to make it manifest to her.Tante | Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The “accrediting” system in the United States was started by the university of Michigan in 1871.
If the form of government in the receiving state or in the accrediting state changes, it is customary to request a new exequatur.International Law | George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker
It is customary, however, to give the accrediting state an opportunity to recall its consul.International Law | George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker
British Dictionary definitions for accredit
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 examination: there are six accrediting schools in the area
- accreditation, noun
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