Accredit meaning

ə-krĕdĭt
The definition of accredit means to give someone or something an honor or to assign credentials.

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.

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Accredit is defined as to give recognition to someone.

An example of accredit is when an author includes the names of those who helped her when writing her novel.

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To bring into credit or favor.
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To authorize; give credentials to.

An accredited representative.

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To certify as meeting certain set standards.

Colleges may be accredited by regional associations.

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To attribute; credit.

An action accredited to him.

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To ascribe; attribute; credit with.
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To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
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To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate.
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To believe; to put trust in.
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To enter on the credit side of an account book.
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To certify as meeting a predetermined standard; to certify an educational institution as upholding the specified standards necessary for the students to advance.

The school was an accredited college.

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To recognize as outstanding.
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(literally) To credit.
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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