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Accredit   Listen
verb
Accredit  v. t.  (past & past part. accredited; pres. part. accrediting)  
1.
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."
2.
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."
3.
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."
4.
To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one. 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.






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"Accredit" Quotes from Famous Books



... plentiful on the Rockies, and the accumulating information concerning them may, in a few years, accredit Colorado with having more kinds of birds than any other State. The mountains and plains of Colorado carry a wide range of geographic conditions,—a variety of life-zones,—and in many places there is an abundance of bird-food of many kinds. These conditions naturally produce a large variety ...
— Wild Life on the Rockies • Enos A. Mills



Words linked to "Accredit" :   ascribe, recognise, license, Foreign Service, assign, licence, attribute



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