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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impute, ascribe, assign, attribute(verb)

    attribute or credit to

    "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"


  1. ascribe(Verb)

    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.

  2. ascribe(Verb)

    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.

  3. Origin: From ascrivre, from ascribo, from ad + scribo, from skrep-. Cognate with screpan. More at at, scrape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ascribe(verb)

    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

  2. Ascribe(verb)

    to attribute, as a quality, or an appurtenance; to consider or allege to belong

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ascribe

    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, -scriptumad, to, scrib-ĕre, to write.]

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  1. Brescia, carbies

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascribe in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascribe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ascribe in a Sentence

  1. John M. Barrie:

    Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.

  2. Napoleon (Hanlon’s Razor):

    Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence.

  3. W. Somerset Maugham:

    I don't know why it is that the religious never ascribe common sense to God.

  4. Ben Carson:

    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.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    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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