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accredit

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1 to explain (something) as being the result of something else
  • The film buff accredits his good choice of movies to reading a reviewer who seldom steers him wrong.
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2 to give official or legal power to
  • took a course that accredited her to teach first aid
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3 to declare enthusiastic approval of
  • He's generally accredited as the finest American dramatist of the postwar generation.
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doff one's hat to (or doff one's cap to)

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4 to give official acceptance of as satisfactory
  • Thus far the board has refused to accredit the school.
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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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