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 for To accredit
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.
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              His censure will . . . accredit his praises.
                                                    --Cowper.
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              These reasons . . . which accredit and fortify mine
              opinion.                              --Shelton.
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     2. To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy,
        or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or
        delegate.
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              Beton . . . was accredited to the Court of France.
                                                    --Froude.
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     3. To believe; to credit; to put trust in.
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              The version of early Roman history which was
              accredited in the fifth century.      --Sir G. C.
                                                    Lewis.
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              He accredited and repeated stories of apparitions
              and witchcraft.                       --Southey.
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     4. To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing
        something, or (something) as belonging to some one.
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     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.
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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TO ACCREDIT, international law. The act by which a diplomatic agent is
  acknowledged by the government near which he is sent. This at once makes his
  public character known, and becomes his protection.
  
  

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