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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Accredit \Ac*cred"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accredited; p. pr. & vb. n. Accrediting.] [F. accr['e]diter; [`a] (L. ad) + cr['e]dit credit. See Credit.] 1. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction. [1913 Webster] His censure will . . . accredit his praises. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] These reasons . . . which accredit and fortify mine opinion. --Shelton. [1913 Webster] 2. To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate. [1913 Webster] Beton . . . was accredited to the Court of France. --Froude. [1913 Webster] 3. To believe; to credit; to put trust in. [1913 Webster] The version of early Roman history which was accredited in the fifth century. --Sir G. C. Lewis. [1913 Webster] He accredited and repeated stories of apparitions and witchcraft. --Southey. [1913 Webster] 4. To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]