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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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With the Accredit UK certification, we can say that we are the best of the best and our customers can rely on us.
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.
In 1989, the SAB established a task force to consider whether the AICPA should accredit a tax specialty.
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.