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cre·den·tial

 (krĭ-dĕn′shəl)
n.
1. That which entitles one to confidence, credit, or authority.
2. credentials Evidence or testimonials concerning one's right to credit, confidence, or authority: The new ambassador presented her credentials to the president.
tr.v. cre·den·tialed, cre·den·tial·ing, cre·den·tials Usage Problem
To supply with credentials: "trained, professional, credentialed child care" (Lee Salk).

[From Medieval Latin crēdentiālis, giving authority, from crēdentia, trust; see credence.]
Usage Note: The use of the participle credentialed to refer to certified teachers and other professionals is well established (She became credentialed through a graduate program at a local college), but its more general use to mean "possessing professional or expert credentials" is still widely considered jargon. The sentence The board heard testimony from a number of credentialed witnesses was unacceptable to 85 percent of the Usage Panel in our 1988 survey and to 59 percent in our 2006 survey, indicating that although resistance to it is lessening, its use is still not broadly accepted.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.credentials - a document attesting to the truth of certain stated factscredentials - a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
certificate of incorporation - state approval of the articles of incorporation of a corporation
birth certificate - a copy of the official document giving details of a person's birth
diploma, sheepskin - a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study
military commission, commission - an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces
bill of health - a certificate saying that a departing ship's company is healthy (to be presented at the next port of arrival)
registration - a document certifying an act of registering
teacher's certificate, teaching certificate - a certificate saying that the holder is qualified to teach in the public schools
probate, probate will - a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate
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credentials

plural noun
1. qualifications, ability, skill, capacity, fitness, attribute, capability, endowment(s), accomplishment, eligibility, aptitude, suitability He has the right credentials for the job.
2. certification, document, reference(s), papers, title, card, licence, recommendation, passport, warrant, voucher, deed, testament, diploma, testimonial, authorization, missive, letters of credence, attestation, letter of recommendation or introduction He called at Government House to present his credentials.
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Translations
doporučení
anbefaling
suositukset
kvalifikacije
信用を保証するもの
신임장
vitsord
หนังสือรับรอง
uy tín

credentials

[krɪˈdenʃəlz] NPL (= identifying papers) → credenciales fpl; (= letters of reference) → referencias fpl; [of diplomat] → cartas fpl credenciales
what are his credentials for the post?¿qué méritos alega para el puesto?
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credentials

[krɪˈdɛnʃəlz] npl
(= track record) [person] → références fpl
credentials as sth → réputation f en tant que qch
green credentials → crédibilité f en matière d'écologie
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

credentials

pl (= references)Referenzen pl, → Zeugnisse pl; (= identity papers)(Ausweis)papiere pl; to present one’s credentialsseine Papiere vorlegen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

credentials

[krɪˈdɛnʃlz] npl (qualifications) → titoli mpl; (identifying papers, of diplomat) → credenziali fpl; (letters of reference) → referenze fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

credentials

أَوْرَاق الاِعْتِمَاد doporučení anbefaling Referenzen διαπιστευτήρια credenciales, referencias suositukset références kvalifikacije credenziali 信用を保証するもの 신임장 geloofsbrieven referanser referencje credenciais резюме vitsord หนังสือรับรอง övgüye değer özellikler uy tín 资质
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The bird complained to the dog of this bare-faced robbery, but nothing he said was of any avail, for the dog answered that he found false credentials on the sausage, and that was the reason his life had been forfeited.
Ere entering upon the subject of Fossil Whales, I present my credentials as a geologist, by stating that in my miscellaneous time i have been a stone-mason, and also a great digger of ditches, canals, and wells, wine-vaults, cellars, and cisterns of all sorts.
What Mills had learned represented him as a young gentleman who had arrived furnished with proper credentials and who apparently was doing his best to waste his life in an eccentric fashion, with a bohemian set(one poet, at least, emerged out of it later) on one side, and on the other making friends with the people of the Old Town, pilots, coasters, sailors, workers of all sorts.
I had carefully prepared myself to take rather a back seat in that ship because of the uncommonly select material that would alone be permitted to pass through the camel's eye of that committee on credentials; I had schooled myself to expect an imposing array of military and naval heroes and to have to set that back seat still further back in consequence of it maybe; but I state frankly that I was all unprepared for this crusher.
And so, armed with my credentials and my small arsenal, I set out alone upon my quest for the dearest girl in this world or yours.
If you will take that in your own hand, sir, and cast your eye on the right-hand corner,' said Mr Tappertit, offering it with a graceful air, 'you will meet with my credentials.'
New York took stray noblemen calmly, and even (except in the Struthers set) with a certain distrustful hauteur; but when they presented such credentials as these they were received with an old-fashioned cordiality that they would have been greatly mistaken in ascribing solely to their standing in Debrett.
He presented me with his credentials in the shape of a little note from the lawyer.
`We have no doubt his liberality is well represented by his surviving partner,' said the gentleman, presenting his credentials.
"Indeed, that doubtless would have happened if his credentials had not been so favorable."
A clerk arose questioningly as he entered, and at his request to have a word with the minister asked his credentials. The visitor slipped a plain metal armlet from above his elbow, and pointing to an inscription upon its inner surface, whispered a word or two to the clerk.
I carry no other credentials. This was to be enough.