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ac·cred·it

 (ə-krĕd′ĭt)
tr.v. ac·cred·it·ed, ac·cred·it·ing, ac·cred·its
1.
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.
2.
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).]

ac·cred′it·a·ble adj.
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accredit

(əˈkrɛdɪt)
vb (tr)
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]
acˌcrediˈtation n
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ac•cred•it

(əˈkrɛd ɪt)

v.t.
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.
[1610–20; earlier acredit < Middle French acrediter. See ac-, credit]
ac•cred′it•a•ble, adj.
ac•cred`i•ta′tion, ac•cred′it•ment, n.
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accredit


Past participle: accredited
Gerund: accrediting

Imperative
accredit
accredit
Present
I accredit
you accredit
he/she/it accredits
we accredit
you accredit
they accredit
Preterite
I accredited
you accredited
he/she/it accredited
we accredited
you accredited
they accredited
Present Continuous
I am accrediting
you are accrediting
he/she/it is accrediting
we are accrediting
you are accrediting
they are accrediting
Present Perfect
I have accredited
you have accredited
he/she/it has accredited
we have accredited
you have accredited
they have accredited
Past Continuous
I was accrediting
you were accrediting
he/she/it was accrediting
we were accrediting
you were accrediting
they were accrediting
Past Perfect
I had accredited
you had accredited
he/she/it had accredited
we had accredited
you had accredited
they had accredited
Future
I will accredit
you will accredit
he/she/it will accredit
we will accredit
you will accredit
they will accredit
Future Perfect
I will have accredited
you will have accredited
he/she/it will have accredited
we will have accredited
you will have accredited
they will have accredited
Future Continuous
I will be accrediting
you will be accrediting
he/she/it will be accrediting
we will be accrediting
you will be accrediting
they will be accrediting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been accrediting
you have been accrediting
he/she/it has been accrediting
we have been accrediting
you have been accrediting
they have been accrediting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been accrediting
you will have been accrediting
he/she/it will have been accrediting
we will have been accrediting
you will have been accrediting
they will have been accrediting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been accrediting
you had been accrediting
he/she/it had been accrediting
we had been accrediting
you had been accrediting
they had been accrediting
Conditional
I would accredit
you would accredit
he/she/it would accredit
we would accredit
you would accredit
they would accredit
Past Conditional
I would have accredited
you would have accredited
he/she/it would have accredited
we would have accredited
you would have accredited
they would have accredited
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.accredit - grant credentials toaccredit - grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"
licence, license, certify - authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state"
2.accredit - provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentialsaccredit - 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
appoint, charge - assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
3.accredit - ascribe an achievement to; "She was not properly credited in the program"
ascribe, attribute, impute, assign - attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
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accredit

verb
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.
2. attribute, credit, assign, ascribe, trace to, put down to, lay at the door of The discovery of runes is, in Norse mythology, accredited to Odin.
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accredit

verb
1. To regard as belonging to or resulting from another:
2. To give authority to:
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Translations

accredit

[əˈkredɪt] VT
1. (= credit) → atribuir (to a) to accredit a quality to sb; accredit sb with a qualityatribuir una cualidad a algn
2. (= recognize) [+ qualification] → reconocer (oficialmente); [+ representative, body] → autorizar, acreditar
3. (= appoint) → acreditar
to accredit an ambassador toacreditar a algn como embajador en
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

accredit

[əˈkrɛdɪt] vt
(= endorse) [+ degree, qualification, college, laboratory, institution] → habiliter
[+ diplomat, journalist, representative] → accréditer
to be accredited to sth → être accrédité(e) auprès de qch
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accredit

vt
ambassador, representativeakkreditieren (form), → beglaubigen
(= approve officially)zulassen, genehmigen; herdstaatlich überwachen; educational institutionanerkennen; (= establish) belief, customanerkennen; accredited agentbevollmächtigter Vertreter
(= ascribe, attribute)zuschreiben (to sb jdm)
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accredit

vt. dar crédito, acreditar; certificar; dar credenciales.
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