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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kred-it]
    • /əˈkrɛd ɪt/
    • /əˈkred.ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kred-it]
    • /əˈkrɛd ɪt/

Definitions of accredit word

  • verb accredit If an educational qualification or institution is accredited, it is officially declared to be of an approved standard. 3
  • verb accredit If someone such as a diplomat or journalist is accredited to a particular job or place, they are officially recognized as having that job, or the right to be in that place. 3
  • verb accredit to ascribe or attribute 3
  • verb accredit to give official recognition to; sanction; authorize 3
  • verb accredit to certify or guarantee as meeting required standards 3
  • verb accredit to furnish or send (an envoy, etc) with official credentials 3

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Origin of accredit

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
1610-20; earlier acredit < Middle French acrediter. See ac-, credit

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Parts of speech for Accredit


accredit popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

accredit usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accredit

verb accredit

  • assign — If you assign a piece of work to someone, you give them the work to do.
  • credit — If you are allowed credit, you are allowed to pay for goods or services several weeks or months after you have received them.
  • charge — If you charge someone an amount of money, you ask them to pay that amount for something that you have sold to them or done for them.
  • ascribe — If you ascribe an event or condition to a particular cause, you say or consider that it was caused by that thing.
  • refer — to direct for information or anything required: He referred me to books on astrology.

Antonyms for accredit

verb accredit

  • deny — When you deny something, you state that it is not true.
  • disapprove — to think (something) wrong or reprehensible; censure or condemn in opinion.
  • reject — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.
  • refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.
  • disallow — to refuse to allow; reject; veto: to disallow a claim for compensation.

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