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Accredit

To give official authorization or status. To recognize as having sufficient academic standards to qualify graduates for higher education or for professional practice. In International Law: (1) To acknowledge; to receive as an envoy and give that person credit and rank accordingly. (2) To send with credentials as an envoy. This latter use is now the accepted one.

accredit

verb accept, affirm, approve, authenticate, authorize, certify, confirm, endorse, ratify, sanction, vouch for
Associated concepts: accredited law school, accredited reppesentative
See also: agree, allow, approve, ascribe, authorize, bestow, certify, concur, confirm, corroborate, cosign, countenance, delegate, empower, honor, indorse, notarize, qualify, seal, sign, support, trust, verify

TO ACCREDIT, international law. The act by which a diplomatic agent is acknowledged by the government near which he is sent. This at once makes his public character known, and becomes his protection.

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The Accredit UK Assessor said: "Portech Systems has a systematic approach to providing high quality software and levels of customer service.
Incidentally, if the AICPA were to decide to accredit numerous narrow fields (not just one general field), the possibility of an individual qualifying in more than one field should be considered.
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?