from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To ascribe or attribute (something) to someone.
- transitive verb To give credit to.
- transitive verb To certify as meeting prescribed standards or requirements, as of a profession.
- transitive verb To supply with credentials or authority, as of a government: synonym: authorize.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To give credit or credence to; repose confidence in; trust; esteem.
- To confer credit or authority on; stamp with authority.
- Hence, specifically To send with credentials, as an envoy.
- To believe; accept as true.
- To ascribe or attribute to; invest with the credit of: followed by with.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
- transitive verb To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate.
- transitive verb To believe; to credit; to put trust in.
- transitive verb To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one.
- transitive verb to attribute something to him.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To
ascribe; attribute; credit with.
- verb transitive To put or bring into
credit; to investwith credit or authority; to sanction.
- verb transitive To send with
letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomaticagent; to authorize, as a messengeror delegate.
- verb transitive To
believe; to put trust in.
- verb transitive To enter on the credit side of an
- verb transitive To certify as meeting a predetermined
standard; to certify an educational institution as upholding the specified standards necessary for the students to advance.
- verb transitive To recognize as outstanding.
- verb transitive, literally To
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentials
- verb ascribe an achievement to
- verb grant credentials to
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Webster's defines "accredit" to mean, to authorize; certify, to believe in; an attribute.
Hire professional journalists to "accredit" excellent citizen journalism and train citizen journalists.
* Refusing to accredit schools simply because they are for-profit; and
Children's Hospital has been accredited since 1986, the first year Pennsylvania had a process in place to formally review and accredit Trauma Centers.
For example, recently the New York State Forensic Science Commission was asked to accredit a unit of a police lab in duct tape comparison.
The person in charge of ensuring the security of the computer network that Bradley Manning worked on in Iraq was officially admonished earlier this year for failing to accredit and certify the system.
From regulating bodies being forced to accredit candidates who may not meet UK standards to the fact that there is no way for prospective employers to check an applicant's disciplinary history thoroughly, the EU is failing our patients.
An FDA official said that the agency might begin to accredit food inspectors, sometimes paid by industry, to supplement its inspections of imported food, including produce.
Still, disagreement persists about the best way to train and accredit bedbug dogs.
They include a system to accredit private-sector inspectors and to create a documentation system for suppliers.