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accredit

ac·cred·it

accredit

pronunciation:
kre diht
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: accredited, accrediting, accredits
definition 1: to give credit to or for; attribute to.
I accredit my success to my teachers.
synonyms:
ascribe, attribute, impute
similar words:
blame, count, credit, lay
definition 2: to certify, as meeting a set of standards.
The committee did not accredit our school.
synonyms:
certify, endorse, sanction
similar words:
approve, attest, authorize, certificate, guarantee, OK, vouch for, warrant
definition 3: to provide (an ambassador or envoy) with credentials.
synonyms:
authorize, certify, commission, empower, license, warrant
similar words:
enable, endorse, guarantee, qualify, sanction
definition 4: to believe; credit.
synonyms:
believe, credit, trust
similar words:
accept
derivation: accreditation (n.)
Word Parts
The word accredit contains the following parts:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.
cred, credit Latin root that means believe