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/ əˈkrɛd ɪt /
verb (used with object)
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.
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Origin of accredit
ac·cred·it·a·ble, adjectiveac·cred·i·ta·tion, ac·cred·it·ment, nounpre·ac·cred·it, verb (used with object)re·ac·cred·it, verb (used with object)
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/ (əˈkrɛdɪt) /
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 for accredit
C17: from French accréditer, from the phrase mettre à crédit to put to credit
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