Accredit

Definition of Accredit

Ac`cred´it
v. t.1.To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
[imp. & p. p. Accredited; p. pr. & vb. n. Accrediting.]
His censure will . . . accredit his praises.
- Cowper.
These reasons . . . which accredit and fortify mine opinion.
- Shelton.
2.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.
3.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.
4.To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one.
To accredit
to attribute something to him; as, Mr. Clay was accredited with these views; they accredit him with a wise saying.

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