Definition of Accredit

1. Verb. Grant credentials to. "Recognize an academic degree"

Exact synonyms: Recognise, Recognize
Generic synonyms: Certify, Licence, License
Derivative terms: Accreditation

2. Verb. Provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentials.
Category relationships: Foreign Service
Generic synonyms: Appoint, Charge

3. Verb. Ascribe an achievement to. "She was not properly credited in the program"
Exact synonyms: Credit
Generic synonyms: Ascribe, Assign, Attribute, Impute
Derivative terms: Credit, Credit

Definition of Accredit

1. v. t. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.

Definition of Accredit

1. Verb. (transitive) To ascribe; attribute; credit with. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To believe; to put trust in. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To enter on the credit side of an account book. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To certify as meeting a predetermined standard; to certify an educational institution as upholding the specified standards necessary for the students to advance. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To recognize as outstanding. ¹

8. Verb. (context: transitive literally) To credit. ¹

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Definition of Accredit

1. to give official authorization to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Accredit

1. 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 authorise, 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. Origin: F. Accrediter; a (L. Ad) + credit credit. See Credit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Accredit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"The method of dealing with the narrative in the critical school is that which takes account of the attempts customary in religious history to accredit with ..."

2. The Protected Princes of India by William Lee-Warner (1894)
"It is the prerogative of the Sovereign tc to receive receive or accredit representatives of, ... accredit agents. Nations and states, and to annex to their ..."

3. The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de ( Cervantes Saavedra, Henry Edward Watts (1888)
"... met on his entering his village, with other incidents which embellish and accredit this great history. AT the entrance to which,1 as Cid Hamet relates, ..."

4. The Life of William Wilberforce by Robert Isaac Wilberforce, Samuel Wilberforce (1838)
"It will accredit true religion and its ministers, and its consistent professors. It will—but I must break off. I am come too late from London, ..."

5. Memoirs of the Life, Exile, and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon by Emmanuel-Auguste-Dieudonné Las Cases (1855)
"This gentleman, who, to do him justice, was a very worthy man, was appointed to accredit the members of the conspiracy, and to afford them the necessary ..."

6. A commentary on the original text of the Acts of the apostles by Horatio Balch Hackett (1858)
"... then, to doubt, unless we deny that any confidence can be placed in this species of criticism, that, if Luke wrote the Gospel which we accredit to .him, ..."

7. France for the Lst Seven Years: Or, The Bourbons by William Henry Ireland (1822)
"... to find that his dream. is a reality; yet dubious whether or not he ought to accredit what his sense confirms. Respectons, 0 François! un grand homme, ..."

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