To accredit

To accredit
Accredit Ac*cred"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accredited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accrediting}.] [F. accr['e]diter; [`a] (L. ad) + cr['e]dit credit. See {Credit}.] 1. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction. [1913 Webster]

His censure will . . . accredit his praises. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

These reasons . . . which accredit and fortify mine opinion. --Shelton. [1913 Webster]

2. To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate. [1913 Webster]

Beton . . . was accredited to the Court of France. --Froude. [1913 Webster]

3. To believe; to credit; to put trust in. [1913 Webster]

The version of early Roman history which was accredited in the fifth century. --Sir G. C. Lewis. [1913 Webster]

He accredited and repeated stories of apparitions and witchcraft. --Southey. [1913 Webster]

4. To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Accredit — Ac*cred it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accredited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accrediting}.] [F. accr[ e]diter; [ a] (L. ad) + cr[ e]dit credit. See {Credit}.] 1. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction. [1913 Webster] His… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accredit — To receive an envoy of a foreign country and acknowledge his authority as such; to give credentials to an envoy. To recognize as worthy of merit or rank, as to accredit a college …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • accredit — /əˈkrɛdət / (say uh kreduht) verb (t) 1. to furnish (an officially recognised agent) with credentials: to accredit an envoy. 2. to certify as meeting official requirements. 3. to bring into credit; invest with credit or authority. 4. to believe.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • accredit — v. (D; tr.) to accredit to (our envoy was accredited to their new government) * * * [ə kredɪt] (D;tr.) to accredit to (our envoy was accredited to their new government) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • accredit — accreditable, adj. accreditation, accreditment, n. /euh kred it/, v.t. 1. to ascribe or attribute to (usually fol. by with): He was accredited with having said it. 2. to attribute or ascribe; consider as belonging: an invention accredited to… …   Universalium

  • accredit — ac•cred•it [[t]əˈkrɛd ɪt[/t]] v. t. 1) to ascribe or attribute; credit 2) to provide or send with credentials; designate officially: to accredit an envoy[/ex] 3) edu to certify (a school or college) as meeting official requirements for academic… …   From formal English to slang

  • accredit something to — attribute something to. → accredit …   English new terms dictionary

  • accredit — I verb accept, affirm, approve, authenticate, authorize, certify, confirm, endorse, ratify, sanction, validate, vouch for associated concepts: accredited law school, accredited representative II index allow (authorize) …   Law dictionary

  • accredit — ► VERB (accredited, accrediting) 1) (accredit to) attribute (something) to (someone). 2) give official authorization to. 3) send (a diplomat or journalist) to a particular place or post. DERIVATIVES accreditation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • accredit — [ə kred′it] vt. [Fr accréditer, to give credit or authority < à, to + crédit, CREDIT] 1. to bring into credit or favor 2. to authorize; give credentials to [an accredited representative] 3. to believe in; take as true 4. to certify as meeting… …   English World dictionary

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