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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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Each agency accredits programs only after an evaluation process that requires the institution to submit a comprehensive self-study of the program, and includes a campus visit by an evaluation team.
In 1989, the SAB established a task force to consider whether the AICPA should accredit a tax specialty.
NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations, recognizes physicians and physician groups in key clinical areas and manages the evolution of HEDIS, the tool the nation's health plans use to measure and report on their performance.
TAC of ABET currently accredits more than 2,500 programs at more than 550 higher education institutions nationwide.
When JCAHO accredits a hospital it means that the organization substantially complies with the Joint Commission standards and continuously makes efforts to improve the care and services it provides.
Through its Commissions it accredits, and thereby grants membership to educational institutions in the 19-state North Central region.
This is the same accrediting body that accredits Duke, Vanderbilt, Auburn and other institutions of higher education.
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