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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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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.
The trend is accreditable to the demand for time and cost savings while delivering solutions to clients.
Critical characteristics of an accreditable institution, basic purposes of accreditation, and nontraditional forms of most concern.
This diversity also appears in the 23 programs accredited in this first CSAB accreditation cycle; and this seems to demonstrate the great flexibility available under the CSAB criteria for institutions to develop accreditable computer science programs consistent with the institutions' own purposes or goals.
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