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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.

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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. 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.

  2. Kathleen Dracup:

    A common response to that anxiety is denial, which leads the individuals experiencing symptoms, as well as their loved ones, to dismiss the symptoms as normal. . . or ascribe them to something else( e.g. fatigue from recent exercise).

  3. Howard Schultz:

    I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see And pursuing that vision.

  4. 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.

  5. Bernard Mandeville:

    The multitude will hardly believe the excessive force of education, and in the difference of modesty between men and women, ascribe that to nature, which is altogether owing to early instruction: Miss is scarce three years old, but she's spoke to every day to hide her leg, and rebuked in good earnest if she shows it; whilst little Master at the same age is bid to take up his coats, and piss like a man.

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