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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: accredit /əˈkredɪt/ 
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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.


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