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English verb: accredit

1. accredit (social) grant credentials to

SamplesThe Regents officially recognized the new educational institution.
Recognize an academic degree.

Synonymsrecognise, recognize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)certify, licence, license

2. accredit (social) provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentials

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)appoint, charge

Domain categoryForeign Service

3. accredit (cognition) ascribe an achievement to

SamplesShe was not properly credited in the program.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)ascribe, assign, attribute, impute

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