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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.


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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There were some instances of the people from institutions claiming that their programs met the ACM (or IEEE Computer Society) guidelines and therefore were accreditable, whereas the evaluation teams based their decisions on the CSAB criteria.
Proposals must offer capacity that is accreditable under current Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) resource adequacy rules in MISO Local Resource Zone 1.
The system shall be fully accreditable by the Joint Fire Support Executive Steering Committee.

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