Accredit Definition

accredited, accrediting, accredits
accredited, accrediting, accredits
To ascribe or attribute (something) to someone.
The invention of the lightning rod is accredited to Franklin.
American Heritage
To bring into credit or favor.
Webster's New World
To give credit to.
The writer who is accredited with having written the piece.
American Heritage
To authorize; give credentials to.
An accredited representative.
Webster's New World
To certify as meeting prescribed standards or requirements, as of a profession.
A school that is accredited by the state's board of education.
American Heritage

Origin of Accredit

  • French accréditer a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) crédit credit (from Old French credit)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French accréditer, from à (“to”) + créditer (“to credit”), from crédit (“credit”).

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested in the 1610's.

    From Wiktionary

  • See credit.

    From Wiktionary

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