Accredit Definition

Other Accredit Definition

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


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Misc. Definitions

\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 {Credit}.]
1. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction. His censure will . . . accredit his praises. --Cowper. 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 delegate. Beton . . . was accredited to the Court of France. --Froude.
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. Lewis. 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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