Etymology
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accredit (v.)

1610s, "vouch for, bring into credit," from French accréditer, earlier acrediter, from à "to" (see ad-) + créditer "to credit" (someone with a sum), from crédit "credit" (see credit (n.)). Falsely Latinized in French. The word was rare in English in the original sense but became common in the meaning "confer credit or authority on" (1794). Related: Accredited; accrediting.

updated on October 14, 2021

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Definitions of accredit from WordNet

accredit (v.)
grant credentials to;
Synonyms: recognize / recognise
accredit (v.)
provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentials;
accredit (v.)
ascribe an achievement to;
Synonyms: credit
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