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noun [plural]     credentials pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    personal qualities, achievements, or experiences that make someone appropriate for something

    His credentials as a football coach are impressive.

    The company is looking to enhance its environmental credentials (=improve its reputation concerning the environment).

  2. 2
    documents that prove who you are or that show your qualifications or status

    The policeman pulled the car over and asked to see the driver’s credentials.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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