accredited

[uh-kred-i-tid]
adjective
1.
officially recognized as meeting the essential requirements, as of academic excellence: accredited schools.
2.
provided with official credentials, as by a government: an accredited diplomatic representative.
3.
accepted as authoritative: an accredited theory.

Origin:
1625–35; accredit + -ed2

nonaccredited, adjective
unaccredited, adjective
well-accredited, adjective
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accredit

[uh-kred-it]
verb (used with object)
1.
to ascribe or attribute to (usually followed by with ): He was accredited with having said it.
2.
to attribute or ascribe; consider as belonging: an invention accredited to Edison.
3.
to provide or send with credentials; designate officially: to accredit an envoy.
4.
to certify (a school, college, or the like) as meeting all formal official requirements of academic excellence, curriculum, facilities, etc.
5.
to make authoritative, creditable, or reputable; sanction.
6.
to regard as true; believe.

Origin:
1610–20; earlier acredit < Middle French acrediter. See ac-, credit

accreditable, adjective
accreditation, accreditment, noun
preaccredit, verb (used with object)
reaccredit, verb (used with object)
reaccreditation, noun
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accredit (əˈkrɛdɪt)
 
vb (often foll by at or to)
1.  to ascribe or attribute
2.  to give official recognition to; sanction; authorize
3.  to certify or guarantee as meeting required standards
4.  a.  to furnish or send (an envoy, etc) with official credentials
 b.  to appoint (someone) as an envoy, etc
5.  (NZ) to pass (a candidate) for university entrance on school recommendation without external examination: there are six accrediting schools in the area
 
[C17: from French accréditer, from the phrase mettre à crédit to put to credit]
 
accredi'tation
 
n

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accredit
1610s, from Fr. accréditer, from à "to" + crédit "credit" (see credit). Pp. adj. accredited "furnished with credentials" is from 1630s. Related: Accreditation (1806).
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Example sentences
Accredited zoos are expanding their efforts far beyond keeping animals alive in
  captivity.
Politics is such great sport, even when the participants are accredited
  scientists.
Plenty of accredited historians have already given their views.
Part-time or full-time enrollment is acceptable as well as enrollment in an
  accredited film, art or design school.
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