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

Definitions of accreditation word

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

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Origin of accreditation

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 Accreditation


accreditation 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.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for accreditation

noun accreditation

  • diploma — a document given by an educational institution conferring a degree on a person or certifying that the person has satisfactorily completed a course of study.
  • sanction — authoritative permission or approval, as for an action.
  • voucher — a person or thing that vouches.
  • recommendation — an act of recommending.
  • deed — A deed is something that is done, especially something that is very good or very bad.

Antonyms for accreditation

noun accreditation

  • disapproval — the act or state of disapproving; a condemnatory feeling, look, or utterance; censure: stern disapproval.
  • refusal — an act or instance of refusing.
  • veto — the power or right vested in one branch of a government to cancel or postpone the decisions, enactments, etc., of another branch, especially the right of a president, governor, or other chief executive to reject bills passed by the legislature.
  • prohibition — the act of prohibiting.
  • denial — A denial of something is a statement that it is not true, does not exist, or did not happen.

verb with object accreditation

  • disaccreditation — to take away the accreditation or authorization of: to disaccredit a diplomat.

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