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Meaning of ACCREDIT

Pronunciation:  u'kredit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give credit for; "I credit you with saving his life"
  2. [v]  grant credentials to; "recognize a new educational institution"l "recognize an academic degree"
  3. [v]  provide or send with official credentials; as of envoys

ACCREDIT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: credit, recognise, recognize
 See Also: appoint, ascribe, assign, attribute, certify, charge, impute, licence, license, repute



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac*cred"it\ ([a^]k*kr[e^]d"[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Accredited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accrediting}.] [F.
accr['e]diter; [`a] (L. ad) + cr['e]dit credit. See
1. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or
   authority; to sanction.

         His censure will . . . accredit his praises.

         These reasons . . . which accredit and fortify mine
         opinion.                              --Shelton.

2. To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy,
   or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or

         Beton . . . was accredited to the Court of France.

3. To believe; to credit; to put trust in.

         The version of early Roman history which was
         accredited in the fifth century.      --Sir G. C.

         He accredited and repeated stories of apparitions
         and witchcraft.                       --Southey.

4. To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing
   something, or (something) as belonging to some one.

{To accredit} (one) {with} (something), to attribute
   something to him; as, Mr. Clay was accredited with these
   views; they accredit him with a wise saying.

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