- (transitive) To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
Etymology: French accréditer; í (Latin ad) + crédit credit. See credit.
- His censure will ... his praises. - Cowper
- These reasons ... which and fortify mine opinion. - Shelton
- (transitive) To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate.
- Beton ... was accredited to the Court of France. - Froude
- (transitive) To believe; to credit; to put trust in.
- The version of early Roman history which was accredited in the fifth century. - Sir G. C. Lewis
- He accredited and repeated stories of apparitions and witchcraft. - Southey
- (transitive) To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one; as To accredit (one) with (something), to attribute something to him; as, Mr. Clay was accredited with these views; they him with a wise saying.
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