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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.
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