Definition of credentials noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    credentials

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    noun
    BrE BrE//krəˈdenʃlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//krəˈdenʃlz//
     
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  1. 1credentials (as/for something) the qualities, training or experience that make you suitable to do something She has impeccable credentials as a researcher. He has all the credentials for the job. She will first have to establish her leadership credentials.
  2. 2documents such as letters that prove that you are who you claim to be, and can therefore be trusted to examine somebody’s credentials
  3. Extra examples City established their championship credentials with a 6–0 win. First, he had to establish his credentials as a researcher. He has perfect credentials to make an officer. Nearly 200 reporters applied for press credentials to cover the case. Rush questioned his credentials to lead the group. She always had the right credentials to make it in the world of country music. She had excellent credentials for the job. They had already established their credentials as architects with office buildings. Check the credentials of any unknown caller. The ambassador presented his diplomatic credentials.
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