accredit (one) with (something)

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accredit (one) with (something)

To attribute an action or achievement to someone. Often used in passive constructions. We did write that song together, but I accredit my brother with the catchy melody—that was all his idea. She has been accredited with saving the company from bankruptcy. Mrs. Smith has truly inspired her students, and we accredit her with this renewed interest in the school newspaper.
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