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accredit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of accredit

  1. 1 to explain (something) as being the result of something else <accredits his good choice of movies to reading a reviewer who seldom steers him wrong> Synonyms credit, ascribe, attribute, chalk up, impute, lay, put downRelated Words blame, charge, father (on), impute (to), pin (on); assign, refer; associate, attach, connect, link

  2. 2 to give official or legal power to <took a course that accredited her to teach first aid> Synonyms authorize, certify, charter [British], commission, empower, enable, invest, license (also licence), qualify, vest, warrantRelated Words approve, clear, credential, endorse (also indorse), OK (or okay), sanction; affirm, confirm, validate; inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, swear in; allow, let, permit; enfranchise, entitle, privilegeNear Antonyms ban, bar, block, constrain, deny, disallow, disbar, discourage, disenfranchise, disfranchise, exclude, hinder, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, prevent, shut out, stop; enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe, vetoAntonyms disqualify

  3. 3 to declare enthusiastic approval of <generally accredited as the finest American dramatist of the postwar generation> Synonyms acclaim, applaud, cheer, crack up, hail, laud, praise, salute, toutRelated Words bravo, clap, rise (to); ballyhoo; approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), favor, recommend, root (for), support; celebrate, emblazon, eulogize, extol (also extoll), glorify, magnify, sing; adulate, belaud, flatter, overpraise; deify, idolizeNear Antonyms belittle, discommend, disparage, put down; blame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; admonish, chide, criticize, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; castigate, excoriate, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), skewer, slag [chiefly British], vilifyAntonyms knock, pan, slam

  4. 4 to give official acceptance of as satisfactory <thus far the board has refused to accredit the school> Synonyms approve, approbate, authorize, clear, confirm, finalize, formalize, homologate, OK (or okay), ratify, sanction, warrantRelated Words accept, acknowledge, affirm; certify, endorse (also indorse), validate; bless, canonize, sanctify; initial, rubber-stamp, sign, sign off (on); allow, enable, legalize, license (also licence), pass, permit; reapproveNear Antonyms ban, enjoin, forbid, illegalize, interdict, prohibit, proscribe; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; rebuff, rebut, refuse, spurnAntonyms decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject, turn down, veto





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