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accredit (something) to (someone)

To attribute an action or achievement to someone. We did write that song together, but I accredit the catchy melody to my brother—that was all his idea. You have truly inspired your students, so we accredit this renewed interest in the school newspaper entirely to you, Mrs. Smith.
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accredit something to someone

to assign or attribute a deed to someone; to assign or attribute praise to someone. (Often passive.) We can accredit this great success to Fred and his committee.
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Chief executive Nick Harris said: "Although we are already ISO9001:2000 QA accredited, we feel that by undertaking the Accredit UK certification process we have further improved our internal quality systems which in turn will benefit our clients.
Neither the AICPA nor any other respected organization that has studied the question is proposing to accredit specialists without requiring them to pass an exam.
This leads to a dilemma: If the AICPA accredits a tax specialist, should it accredit a person who is a broad tax specialist, or one who is a taxation specialist in a narrow area?
CCAC accredits aging services continuums, including continuing care retirement communities and other retirement organizations.
the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), an organization that accredits a variety of providers including nursing homes, is more efficient than HCFA because it relies primarily on facility administrators and clinical staff to enforce standards and on industry expertise to set and revise standards.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.