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verb [transitive] accredit pronunciation in British English /əˈkredɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleaccrediting
past tenseaccredited
past participleaccredited
  1. 1
    to state officially that a person or organization is good enough to provide a particular type of service
    The university accredits a number of educational programmes in the area.
  2. 2
    to believe that someone has a particular quality
    accredit something to someone: He clearly lacked the wisdom usually accredited to old people.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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