accredit - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/əˈkredɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyaccredit
he/she/itaccredits
present participleaccrediting
past tenseaccredited
past participleaccredited
  1. 2
    to believe that someone has a particular quality
    accredit something to someone:

    He clearly lacked the wisdom usually accredited to old people.