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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).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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Past participle: accredited
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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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"|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. To regard as belonging to or resulting from another:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= endorse) [+ degree, qualification, college, laboratory, institution] → habiliter
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(= approve officially) → zulassen, genehmigen; herd → staatlich überwachen; educational institution → anerkennen; (= establish) belief, custom → anerkennen; accredited agent → bevollmächtigter Vertreter
(= ascribe, attribute) → zuschreiben (to sb jdm)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
vt. dar crédito, acreditar; certificar; dar credenciales.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012