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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : given official approval to act; "an accredited college";
            "commissioned broker"; "licensed pharmacist";
            "authorized representative" [syn: commissioned, licensed,