1. accredit, recognize, recognise, license, licence, certify

usage: grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"

2. accredit, appoint, charge

usage: provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with official credentials

3. accredit, credit, impute, ascribe, assign, attribute

usage: ascribe an achievement to; "She was not properly credited in the program"


1. accredited, commissioned, licensed, licenced, authorized (vs. unauthorized), authorised

usage: given official approval to act; "an accredited college"; "commissioned broker"; "licensed pharmacist"; "authorized representative"

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