Difference between Accredit and Credit

What is the difference between Accredit and Credit?

Accredit as a verb is to put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction. while Credit as a verb is to believe.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To put or bring into credit; to invest 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 believe; to credit; to put trust in. To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one; as To accredit (one) with (something), to attribute something to him; as, Mr. Clay was accredited with these views; they accredit him with a wise saying.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To believe.To add to an account (confer debit.)To acknowledge a contribution.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: Recognition and respect.# Acknowledgement of a contribution, especially in the performing arts.#: She received a singing credit in last year's operetta.# A written title shown with a film or video.#: They kissed, and then the credits rolled.A privilege of delayed payment extended to a buyer or borrower on the seller's or lender's belief that what is given will be repaid.The provision of resources (such as goods, services, or money) by one party (the creditor) to another party (the debtor) where that second party does not immediately pay the first party for the resources in full, and instead either arranges to pay for or to return those resources or equivalent value at a later dateA person's credit rating or creditworthiness, as represented by their history of borrowing and repayment (or non payment).An addition to certain accounts.A reduction in taxes owed, or a refund for excess taxes paid.A valuable member.An arbitrary unit of value, used in many token economies.

Example sentence: My resume showed membership on both the Harvard and Columbia Law Reviews, a credit impressive abroad where it was not generally known that Law Reviews were student-operated publications.

We hope you now know whether to use Accredit or Credit in your sentence.

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