Ac·cred·it v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accredited; p. pr. & vb. n. Accrediting.]
1. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
His censure will . . . accredit his praises. --Cowper.
These reasons . . . which accredit and fortify mine opinion. --Shelton.
2. To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate.
Beton . . . was accredited to the Court of France. --Froude.
3. To believe; to credit; to put trust in.
The version of early Roman history which was accredited in the fifth century. --Sir G. C. Lewis.
He accredited and repeated stories of apparitions and witchcraft. --Southey.
4. To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one.
To accredit (one) with (something), to attribute something to him; as, Mr. Clay was accredited with these views; they accredit him with a wise saying.
adj : given official approval to act; "an accredited college";
"commissioned broker"; "licensed pharmacist";
"authorized representative" [syn: commissioned, licensed,