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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

Synonym Discussion of accredit

approve, endorse, sanction, accredit, certify mean to have or express a favorable opinion of. approve often implies no more than this but may suggest considerable esteem or admiration.
    • the parents approve of the marriage
endorse suggests an explicit statement of support.
    • publicly endorsed her for Senator
sanction implies both approval and authorization.
    • the President sanctioned covert operations
accredit and certify usually imply official endorsement attesting to conformity to set standards.
    • the board voted to accredit the college
    • must be certified to teach

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