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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.
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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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