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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.

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