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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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Key issues in the surrounding debate include `transferable skills' and `skill transfer' as teachable, assessable and accreditable elements of course content or as emergent properties of unspecified HE processes (THES/HEc, 1997).
The following table (Pierce, 1995) illustrates the decline in the number of agencies accredited and displays the ratio of accredited agencies to potentially accreditable agencies.
At the same time, by examining both institution-specific and general expectations for academic degrees, they learn to categorize accreditable knowledge in terms that the academy can recognize.
This should goad lagging states to bring their departments up to accreditable standards.
A solid foundation in mathematics and science, important for a student's later growth, is part of an accreditable program, and communications skills must be both developed and applied in the program.
He says, "They could be accredited by AAALAC, describe themselves as accreditable by AAALAC or say that they're moving toward this goal.' And except when an institution came under scrutiny for some complaint, Dommel says, "all plans were accepted.'
The trend is accreditable to the demand for time and cost savings while delivering solutions to clients.
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