to place or bring into credit to get with credit or expert to sanction
- provide or send (envoys or embassadors) with formal qualifications
- grant credentials to
- ascribe an achievement to
- To put or deliver into credit; to spend with credit or authority; to sanction.
- To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate.
- to trust; to credit; to place rely upon.
- To credit; to attest to or give consideration to (somebody) as doing one thing, or (one thing) as belonging to some one.
1610s, from French accr
(v. t.) To put or deliver into credit; to take a position with credit or expert; to sanction.
- (v. t.) To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to approve, as a messenger or delegate.
- (v. t.) To think; to credit; to put trust in.
- (v. t.) To credit; to attest to or start thinking about (somebody) as performing one thing, or (some thing) as owned by someone.
It is singular enough that Glanvill who had not only shown, but even exaggerated, the infirmity of human reason, himself provided an example of its weakness; for, after having combated scientific dogmatism, he not only yielded to vulgar superstitions, but actually endeavoured to accredit them both in his revised edition of the Vanity of Dogmatizing, published as Scepsis scientifica (1665, ed.