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tr.v. ac·cred·it·ed, ac·cred·it·ing, ac·cred·its
a. To ascribe or attribute (something) to someone: The invention of the lightning rod is accredited to Franklin.
b. To give credit to: the writer who is accredited with having written the piece.
a. To certify as meeting prescribed standards or requirements, as of a profession: a school that is accredited by the state's board of education.
b. To supply with credentials or authority, as of a government: accredit an envoy. See Synonyms at authorize.
[French accréditer : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + crédit, credit (from Old French; see credit).]
1. to ascribe or attribute
2. to give official recognition to; sanction; authorize
3. to certify or guarantee as meeting required standards
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. to furnish or send (an envoy, etc) with official credentials
b. to appoint (someone) as an envoy, etc
5. (Education) NZ to pass (a candidate) for university entrance on school recommendation without external examination: there are six accrediting schools in the area.
[C17: from French accréditer, from the phrase mettre à crédit to put to credit]
1. to ascribe or attribute; credit.
2. to provide or send with credentials; designate officially: to accredit an envoy.
3. to certify (a school or college) as meeting official requirements for academic excellence, curriculum, facilities, etc.
4. to make authoritative, creditable, or reputable; sanction.
5. to regard as true; believe.
ac•cred`i•ta′tion, ac•cred′it•ment, n.
Past participle: accredited
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|Verb||1.||accredit - grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"|
|2.||accredit - provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentials|
Foreign Service - the part of the State Department that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world
|3.||accredit - ascribe an achievement to; "She was not properly credited in the program"|
1. approve, support, back, commission, champion, favour, guarantee, promote, recommend, appoint, recognize, sanction, advocate, license, endorse, warrant, authorize, ratify, empower, certify, entrust, vouch for, depute The degree programme is fully accredited by the Institute of Engineers.
1. (= credit) → atribuir (to a) to accredit a quality to sb; accredit sb with a quality → atribuir una cualidad a algn
2. (= recognize) [+ qualification] → reconocer (oficialmente); [+ representative, body] → autorizar, acreditar
(= approve officially) → zulassen, genehmigen; herd → staatlich überwachen; educational institution → anerkennen; (= establish) belief, custom → anerkennen; accredited agent → bevollmächtigter Vertreter
(= ascribe, attribute) → zuschreiben (to sb jdm)
vt. dar crédito, acreditar; certificar; dar credenciales.