impute, ascribe, assign, attribute(verb)
attribute or credit to
"We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
To attribute a cause or characteristic to someone or something.
One may ascribe these problems to the federal government; however, at this stage it is unclear what caused them.
To attribute a book, painting or any work of art or literature to a writer or creator.
It is arguable as to whether we can truly ascribe this play to Shakespeare.
Origin: From ascrivre, from ascribo, from ad + scribo, from skrep-. Cognate with screpan. More at at, scrape.
to attribute, impute, or refer, as to a cause; as, his death was ascribed to a poison; to ascribe an effect to the right cause; to ascribe such a book to such an author
to attribute, as a quality, or an appurtenance; to consider or allege to belong
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-skrīb′, v.t. to attribute, impute, or assign.—adj. Ascrib′able.—n. Ascrip′tion, act of ascribing or imputing: any expression of ascribing, or any formula for such, like the one ascribing glory to God repeated at the end of a sermon. [L. ascribĕre, -scriptum—ad, to, scrib-ĕre, to write.]
The numerical value of ascribe in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ascribe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of ascribe in a Sentence
Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence.
I don't know why it is that the religious never ascribe common sense to God.
People tend to ascribe to Adventism any weird thing they have heard about religion because they don't really know, adventism believes the entirety of the Bible.
Make something of true love i.e. give/ascribe a specified amount of your time/attention/importance towards true love/loving anyone/everyone you meet/come across.
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- نسب لArabic
- imputar, atribuir, adscribirSpanish
- liittää, yhdistää, aiheutua, johtuaFinnish
- attribuer, accuser, imputerFrench
- attribuire, ascrivereItalian
- toeschrijven, wijtenDutch
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