Accredit



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.
Historical Examples

But the doctor being himself in an unusually amiable attitude, was inclined to accredit others with a like share of good temper.
The History of Sir Richard Calmady Lucas Malet

The most obvious and palpable facts discredit these Judaists and accredit me.
Expositor’s Bible: The Second Epistle to the Corinthians James Denney

Here are letters which accredit us in Russia, from the English and French chancellor’s office.
Michael Strogoff Jules Verne

An absolute criterion of truth must at once accredit itself, as well as other things.
History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2) John William Draper

Her appearance, if we are to accredit contemporary statements, must have been extremely singular.
Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Mrs. Thomson

accredit, to give one credentials should be distinguished from credit, to believe what one says.
Word Study and English Grammar Frederick W. Hamilton

Some states refuse to receive their own citizens as consuls; others do not accredit foreigners as consuls.
International Law George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker

They accredit that view with being strictly one, supposing that all qualified to arbitrate would acquiesce and agree in the same.
Essays in Rationalism Charles Robert Newman

Regarded by Macedonian as a hotbed of much nationalism but little learning – the Macedonians refused to accredit it.
After the Rain Sam Vaknin

For he was a vastly more creative person than his published writings will ever accredit him with being.
The Joyful Heart Robert Haven Schauffler

verb (transitive)
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
v.

1610s, from French accréditer, from à “to” (see ad-) + créditer “to credit” (someone with a sum), from crédit “credit” (see credit). Related: Accredited; accrediting.

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    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. to ascribe or attribute to (usually followed by with): He was accredited with having said it. to attribute or ascribe; consider as belonging: an […]

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