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  1. (transitive) To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
  • His censure will ... his praises. - Cowper
  • These reasons ... which and fortify mine opinion. - Shelton
    1. (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
    1. (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
    1. (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.
  • Etymology: French accréditer; í (Latin ad) + crédit credit. See credit.

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