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Definition of "accredit" []

  • To ascribe or attribute to; credit with. (verb-transitive)
  • To supply with credentials or authority; authorize. See Synonyms at authorize. (verb-transitive)
  • To appoint as an ambassador to a foreign government. (verb-transitive)
  • To attest to and approve as meeting a prescribed standard. See Synonyms at approve. (verb-transitive)
  • To recognize (an institution of learning) as maintaining those standards requisite for its graduates to gain admission to other reputable institutions of higher learning or to achieve credentials for professional practice. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "accredit" in a sentence
  • "Webster's defines "accredit" to mean, to authorize; certify, to believe in; an attribute."
  • "Hire professional journalists to "accredit" excellent citizen journalism and train citizen journalists."
  • "* Refusing to accredit schools simply because they are for-profit; and"