[ uh-kred-i-tid ]
/ əˈkrɛd ɪ tɪd /


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.

Nearby words

  1. accoutrements,
  2. accra,
  3. accrd.,
  4. accredit,
  5. accreditation,
  6. accrementition,
  7. accrescence,
  8. accrescent,
  9. accrete,
  10. accretio cordis

Origin of accredited

First recorded in 1625–35; accredit + -ed2

Related formsnon·ac·cred·it·ed, adjectiveun·ac·cred·it·ed, adjectivewell-ac·cred·it·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for well-accredited



"furnished with credentials," 1630s, past participle adjective from accredit (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper