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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb accredit:


Definition of the verb accredit

What does accredit mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: accredited | accrediting | accredits

  1. grant credentials to
  2. provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentials
  3. ascribe an achievement to

Alternative definition of the verb accredit


  1. [transitive] To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
  2. [transitive] To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate.
  3. [transitive] To believe; to credit; to put trust in.
  4. [transitive] To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one

Specialised definition of the verb accredit

Glossary of sports

to officially recognise a person or organisation as having met a standard or criterion (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Phrases with accredit

  1. accredit with
  2. to accredit

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for accredit

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Google previewPreliminary Criminal Investigations (2015)

Solving Crimes in a Contemporary Society by Dennis Potter, Kevin B. Kinnee

Simply put, to accredit means to recognize or vouch for an agency or institution as conforming to a body of standards related to a specific discipline or profession —in this instance law enforcement. The Commission On Accreditation For Law ...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (2015)

by Orr, James

“wonders” are not merely “seeming”; the genitive pseu ́dous is not intended to take them out of the category of the supernatural, but simply means that what they are intended to accredit is a lie, namely, the Divine dignity of “the lawless one.

Google previewFISMA and the Risk Management Framework (2012)

The New Practice of Federal Cyber Security by Stephen D. Gantz, Daniel R. Philpott

The decision to accredit is a formal declaration that the system as implemented has sufficient security protection in place to bring the risk associated with the system within acceptable levels and is authorized to operate. Document Mission ...

Google previewDictionary of Probation and Offender Management (2013)

by Rob Canton, David Hancock

The CSAP«s main remit is to accredit offender treatment programmes toreduce reoffending, against criteria based on awhat works« principles (derived from international research on the kinds of interventions that appear effective in reducing ...

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

accredit verb ( accredits, accrediting ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English

ACCORD 10 ACCREDIT Accord and satisfaction. See SATISFACTION, ACCORD AND. Accordant. Agreeing. According. In accordance with, in agreement with. According to law. As the law would cause or compel a thing to be done.

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2002)

5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske

accredit to; ascribe to; assign to; associate to; attribute to; blame on; charge to; connect with; ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3C3R1E1D2I1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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