Adjective "accredited" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Give credit to (someone) for something.
  1. 'While the Middle Zhou is noted for the birth of Confucianism, the Late Zhou is accredited with the rise of Daoism.'
  2. 'The next score came from forward drive and hooker Steve Hayhurst was accredited with the touch down which Andy Newsome converted.'
  3. 'I was so interested to learn that porcelain was discovered during the Ming Dynasty in China and that Marco Polo's team is accredited with bringing the skills of slip casting to the West.'
  4. 'Teenage back row Matt Davies was accredited with the score under a pile of bodies, and Mitchell added another good conversion.'
  5. 'The English engineer William Cubitt is usually accredited with the invention of the Discipline Mill while he was chief engineer at Ransomes, a Quaker ironworks in Ipswich.'
  6. 'Thus according to the contrasting position the individual is not accredited with an implicit possession of ultimate truth which can be activated by some sort of philosophical midwifery.'
  7. 'Mark Twain is accredited with the comment, ‘golf is a good walk spoiled’.'
  8. 'Donald Watson, 94, who was born and raised in South Yorkshire, is the man accredited with introducing the world to veganism.'
  9. 'He was accredited with introducing both Colin Wooley and Eddie Murray to that Newcastle side with Wooley eventually being signed by Newry Town.'
  10. 'Consumer hero Eddie Hobbs is accredited with pushing the topic of the Groceries Order to the fore when it was featured on his TV programme, ‘Rip Off Ireland’.'
  11. 'If we read ‘Grimshaw in Cornwall’ or ‘Schultes in Berlin’, it suggests that the projects can be accredited to these ‘icons’ alone.'
  12. 'Administration had caught Dakar, and accrediting it to desperation to do better in school by doctoring his grades, had let him go with a warning.'
  13. 'Ruthless, cruel, dangerous and blood thirsty; it was laughable to think that anyone could accredit such traits to her childhood friend.'
  14. 'The unexpected conditions were accredited to the remnants of Hurricane Alex (or Arthur, or whoever - no more apologies).'
  15. 'Surely Alex knew what he was doing, after so many successful trips had been accredited to his leadership.'
  16. 'He accredited the problem to student fees that were unpaid at the end of last year.'
  17. 'And even though he rather sportingly accredited his success to the Sports Authority of India, the Ministry of Sports and the National Rifle Association, I have no doubt that he is a winner because of his own efforts.'
  18. 'At first, they did not ask her the reason for this new dreaminess, as most of the women accredited it to being tired from her illness and all the work she was doing now.'
  19. 'In his autobiography he accredits the story to Neil Collins, Bennett's Daily Telegraph counterpart.'
  20. 'Staff described the results as outstanding and accredited the success to single sex education.'
(of an official body) give authority or sanction to (someone or something) when recognized standards have been met.
  1. 'an accredited practitioner'
  2. 'It already helps to drive up standards, accredit courses and provide advice.'
  3. 'A council accredits a natural-resource company's source of supply if it meets set social and environmental criteria.'
  4. 'If an applicant is pursuing a master's degree in another field, such as business administration, that undergoes a national accreditation process, the appropriate body must accredit the degree program.'
  5. 'The doctor is then accredited with the General Medical Council, much as the pupil barrister is with the Bar Council.'
  6. 'The NCTJ - the official training body for journalists - accredits courses throughout the UK, from day release to full time undergraduate.'
  7. 'Beginning with its April meeting, CoA will accredit internship programs for up to seven years.'
  8. 'It is a 28-week course, which leads to a certificate in CPC accredited by the National Open College Network.'
  9. 'The American Horticultural Therapy Association accredits training programs throughout the United States and in other countries.'
  10. 'Its remit was, and is, to develop and continuously improve the standards of good practice in franchising and to accredit franchisors that meet these standards.'
  11. 'For this reason it is best to choose a course accredited by one or more of the following bodies.'
Give official authorization for (someone, typically a diplomat or journalist) to be in a particular place or to hold a particular post.
  1. 'Before any journalist could be accredited, the Defence Minister had to be advised.'
  2. 'She was among 180 diplomats accredited to the election centre at the National Palace of Culture, and personally witnessed the news conferences of the main political groups.'
  3. 'As it was, 170 journalists were accredited, most of whom had their hands up to ask a question as he took his seat on the stage.'
  4. 'More than 70 journalists have been accredited to cover the hearings which are expected to last at least three weeks.'
  5. 'We have diplomats accredited to Riga and those other capitals, and they visit them regularly.'
  6. 'Today, Smith - who is accredited with the International Society of Appraisers and has written and taught a course for the ISA on animation art - oversees the gallery.'
  7. 'The subject of the document is accrediting third parties to conduct inspections of eligible Class II and Class III medical device manufacturers.'
  8. 'By Wednesday afternoon, 980 journalists had been accredited to the international press centre, of whom 645 work for foreign media and 340 work for Bulgarian media.'
  9. 'Foreign journalists are being accredited on a discretionary basis.'
  10. 'Less than half of the 4,000 international journalists accredited to attend actually turned up and, by the end of the summit, even those who did were looking elsewhere.'

More definitions

1. officially recognized as meeting the essential requirements, as of academic excellence: accredited schools.

2. provided with official credentials, as by a government: an accredited diplomatic representative.

3. accepted as authoritative: an accredited theory.

More examples(as adjective)

"representatives can be accredited."

"investors can be accredited."

"journalists can be accredited."

"companies can be accredited."

"agents can be accredited."

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Early 17th century (in accredit (sense 2)): from French accréditer, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + crédit ‘credit’.