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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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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Luke's Medical Center-Quezon City and Global City are both accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the world's most prestigious accrediting body of healthcare organizatons.
She says the admissions counselors told her the college was "fully accredited" and that upon graduation she could expect a starting salary upward of $65,000.
Working together, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) and Atlantic Union College agreed the college will remain accredited with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) through July 31, 2011, while the college seeks other accreditation.
CCAC accredits aging services continuums, including continuing care retirement communities and other retirement organizations.
Before enrolling, students should identify the agency that accredits the college.
Peck: Why did the Joint Commission decide to add assisted living to the array of healthcare organizations it accredits?
ACAT identifies and accredits specialists in accountancy and federal taxation who serve the financial needs of individuals and small-to-medium business entities.
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.
One organization, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), now offers accreditation to HMOs on a voluntary basis, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) is preparing to begin offering accreditation to HMOs, much as it accredits hospitals and other health care organizations.
This leads to a dilemma: If the AICPA accredits a tax specialist, should it accredit a person who is a broad tax specialist, or one who is a taxation specialist in a narrow area?
The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) accredits institutions and programs that prepare nurses to become practicing nurse anesthetists.
Accredits preschool to third grade programs including childcare and before and after school programs.
* the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), an organization that accredits a variety of providers including nursing homes, is more efficient than HCFA because it relies primarily on facility administrators and clinical staff to enforce standards and on industry expertise to set and revise standards.
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