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'his account had been credited with $500' OR 'his account had been accredited with $500

Which of these is correct?

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To credit means to add something to an account, or to say that someone participated in completing a project or job.

To accredit can be used to say that someone participated in completing a project or job, but is usually meant in a "higher-level" sense. For example, we might accreddit a leader with moving a company in a certain direction, but you wouldn't accreddit someone for a job well done.

Accredit is more often used to say that an institution has the ability to give recognized credentials, such as a school.

Accredit never means to add something to an account.

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