Accredit Definition

ə-krĕdĭt
accredited, accrediting, accredits
verb
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 authorize; give credentials to.
An accredited representative.
Webster's New World
To certify as meeting certain set standards.
Colleges may be accredited by regional associations.
Webster's New World
To attribute; credit.
An action accredited to him.
Webster's New World
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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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