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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 following table (Pierce, 1995) illustrates the decline in the number of agencies accredited and displays the ratio of accredited agencies to potentially accreditable agencies.
This should goad lagging states to bring their departments up to accreditable standards.
He says, "They could be accredited by AAALAC, describe themselves as accreditable by AAALAC or say that they're moving toward this goal.
The investigation focuses on whether certain officers and directors of Bridgepoint issued improper public statements that persuaded investors that the Company's Ashford University would maintain accreditable education standards and/or would receive WASC accreditation.

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