ascribe definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To attribute to a specified cause, supply, or beginning: "other individuals ascribe their exclusion from canon to an unsubtle kind of racism” ( Daniel Pinchbeck). See Synonyms at feature.
    • To designate as a quality or characteristic: ended up being fast to ascribe envy to her critics.
    • To attribute, impute, or send, on an underlying cause
    • To feature, as a quality, or an appurtenance; to think about or allege to belong.
  • verb:
    • To attribute a cause or characteristic to someone or something.
    • To feature a novel, painting or any thing of beauty or literary works to a writer or creator.
    • feature or credit to
  • others:
    • to include on paper; append (one's name) to a document, etc.; subscribe.
    • To inscribe or commit.
    • To enroll or register.
    • To attribute, impute, or recommend, on a reason or origin; assign; set down: as, losings tend to be to be ascribed to imprudence.
    • To attribute, as a quality or an appurtenance; consider or allege to belong.
    • Synonyms Attribute, Refer, etc. See attribute.

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