Definitions for: Accredit

[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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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
1. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or
authority; to sanction.

His censure will . . . accredit his praises.

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

Beton . . . was accredited to the Court of France.

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.

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.

Synonyms: credit, recognise, recognize

See Also: appoint, ascribe, assign, attribute, certify, charge, impute, licence, license, repute

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