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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 of accredit credit, ascribe, attribute, chalk up, impute, lay, put downWords Related to accredit 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 of accredit authorize, certify, charter [British], commission, empower, enable, invest, license (also licence), qualify, vest, warrantWords Related to accredit 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 of accredit 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 of accredit disqualify

  3. 3 to declare enthusiastic approval of generally accredited as the finest American dramatist of the postwar generation Synonyms of accredit acclaim, applaud, cheer, crack up, hail, laud, praise, salute, toutWords Related to accredit 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 of accredit 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 of accredit knock, pan, slam

  4. 4 to give official acceptance of as satisfactory thus far the board has refused to accredit the school Synonyms of accredit approve, approbate, authorize, clear, confirm, finalize, formalize, homologate, OK (or okay), ratify, sanction, warrantWords Related to accredit 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 of accredit ban, enjoin, forbid, illegalize, interdict, prohibit, proscribe; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; rebuff, rebut, refuse, spurnAntonyms of accredit decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject, turn down, veto


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