Definition of credential verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

credential

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//krəˈdenʃl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//krəˈdenʃl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they credential
BrE BrE//krəˈdenʃl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//krəˈdenʃl//
 
he / she / it credentials
BrE BrE//krəˈdenʃl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//krəˈdenʃl//
 
past simple credentialed
BrE BrE//krəˈdenʃld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//krəˈdenʃld//
 
past participle credentialed
BrE BrE//krəˈdenʃld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//krəˈdenʃld//
 
-ing form credentialing
BrE BrE//krəˈdenʃlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//krəˈdenʃlɪŋ//
 
 
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credential somebody (North American English) to provide somebody with credentials Word Origin late Middle English: from medieval Latin credentialis, from credentia, from Latin credent- ‘believing’, from the verb credere. The original use was as an adjective in the sense ‘giving credence to, recommending’, frequently in credential letters or papers, hence credentials (mid 17th cent.).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: credential