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[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.

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


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