The definition of accredit means to give someone or something an honor or to assign credentials.(verb)
An example of the word accredit is the assignment of credentials a college receives when it completes the periodic process of showing evidence of high quality instruction and rigor in its curriculum.
Accredit is defined as to give recognition to someone.(verb)
An example of accredit is when an author includes the names of those who helped her when writing her novel.
See accredit in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr accréditer, to give credit or authority < à, to + crédit, credit
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transitive verb ac·cred·it·ed, ac·cred·it·ing, ac·cred·its
Origin: French accréditer
Origin: : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-)
Origin: + crédit, credit (from Old French; see credit).
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