• WordNet 3.6
    • v accredit ascribe an achievement to "She was not properly credited in the program"
    • v accredit grant credentials to "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution","recognize an academic degree"
    • v accredit provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentials
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The football huddle started at Gallaudet University (the world's only accredited four-year liberal arts college for the deaf) in the 19th century when the football team found that opposing teams were reading their signed messages and intercepting their plays.
    • Accredit To believe; to credit; to put trust in. "The version of early Roman history which was accredited in the fifth century.""He accredited and repeated stories of apparitions and witchcraft."
    • Accredit To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one.
    • Accredit To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction. "His censure will . . . accredit his praises.""These reasons . . . which accredit and fortify mine opinion."
    • Accredit To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate. "Beton . . . was accredited to the Court of France."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • accredit To give credit or credence to; repose confidence in; trust; esteem.
    • accredit To confer credit or authority on; stamp with authority.
    • accredit Hence, specifically To send with credentials, as an envoy.
    • accredit To believe; accept as true.
    • accredit To ascribe or attribute to; invest with the credit of: followed by with.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Accredit ak-kred′it to give credit, countenance, authority, or honour to: to furnish with credentials (with to, at): to vouch for anything belonging to some one—to ascribe or attribute it to him (with)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. accréditer,; à,L. ad,) + crédit credit. See Credit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. accréditerà, to, crédit, credit. See Credit.


In literature:

King, address to the, in Continental Congress, 117, 118; its authorship wrongly accredited to Henry, 118, 122.
"Patrick Henry" by Moses Coit Tyler
It won't be from any of the accredited land agencies.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss
The thirteenth-century facade is usually accredited the finest part of the church.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
Mrs. Condiment had a formidable collection of accredited stories of apparitions, warnings, dreams, omens, etc., all true as gospel.
"Hidden Hand" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
In 1893 the Trans-Mississippi Congress met in San Francisco with five regularly accredited women delegates in attendance.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The increase of membership of nearly a thousand was largely accredited to the efforts of Mrs. Alice Moyer, State organizer.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Three years later, when accredited to the court at Paris, I met a Mr. Ledyard, an American then abroad.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
At this time the herd owner is given a certificate of an accredited herd.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
It had taken six days for the "accredited" agents of the S.M.M.R.
"Fifty Per Cent Prophet" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Fame has no accredited deputy in this unmade world.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson

In poetry:

'Twas well enough, whilst ill at ease,
To parley with each passing whim,
Which, though accredited to please,
Was pleasure's pseudonym.
"Free" by Alfred Austin

In news:

NorthWest Arkansas Community College faculty and staff celebrated official notification the institution has received continued accreditation .
The Riley County Police Department received its initial accreditation from CALEA in 1991, and was re- accredited in 1996, 2001, 2003, 2006, and again in 2009, at which time the received the prestigious award of being a Flagship Agency.
HOHENWALD — The Council on Occupational Education recognized Tennessee Technology Center at Hohenwald for completing 40 years of accredited status at the Council's annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
A regional college- accrediting agency recently issued a warning to HACC that the college's accreditation is in jeopardy.
WNMU Nursing Program Earns Accreditation .
Finlandia University program accreditation renewed.
In 2009, Lee Control also became one of only 116 internationally accredited dispatch centers for emergency medical calls, according to the news release.
Greenbelt police awarded accreditation .
The schools could be accredited for another four years.
Laboratories accredited by A2LA have been shown to have higher performance, quality and consistency when compared to laboratories lacking such accreditation .
The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care, sets hospital standards that address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals.
Send "AZA grants accreditation to David Traylor Zoo" to a friend.
Amtrak installs Hanson as police chief, earns accreditation from law enforcement group.
Recently, officials learned the program had been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, according to UM-Flint.
Nursing program may lose accreditation .

In science:

In the second possibility, one can accredit the exposure data to a variable solar wind (with the observed periodicity of ∼ 150 Myr) and attribute the observed correlated climatic variability to the solar variations.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
The technique of using a function of a variable to count objects of various sizes, using the properties of multiplication and addition of series as an aid, is accredited to PierreSimon Laplace .
Statistics of Random Permutations and the Cryptanalysis Of Periodic Block Ciphers
He is peer team member of NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council, India).
Reaching the Unreached A Role of ICT in Sustainable Rural Development
We just need to copy it with accreditation and adapt to our needs accordingly.
Leveraging on Easy Java Simulation tool and open source computer simulation library to create interactive digital media for mass customization of high school physics curriculum
Many of the differences can be accredited to the fact that the theories start from different initial collapse conditions.
The Structure of Cold Molecular Cloud Cores