impute definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To connect with a certain cause or origin; feature the fault or responsibility to: imputed the rocket failure to a faulty gasket; kindly imputed my clumsiness to inexperience.
    • To designate as a characteristic; credit: the gracefulness so frequently imputed to kitties. See Synonyms at characteristic.
    • To charge; to ascribe; to attribute; to set to your account of; to charge to one since the writer, responsible originator, or possessor; -- typically in a poor feeling.
    • To adjudge together's own (the sin or righteousness) of another.
    • To simply take account of; to think about; to respect.
  • verb:
    • To reckon as pertaining or attributable; to charge; to ascribe; to attribute; to create into the account of; to charge to a single since the author, responsible originator, or possessor; -- typically in a poor sense.
    • To ascribe (sin or righteousness) to somebody by substitution.
    • To take account of; to take into account; to consider.
    • To feature or credit to.
    • To feature (duty or fault) to a reason or supply.
    • characteristic (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source
    • characteristic or credit to
  • others:
    • To charge; attribute; ascribe; reckon as pertaining or attributable.
    • To reckon as chargeable or accusable; charge; taxation; accuse.
    • To feature vicariously; ascribe as derived from another: utilized especially in theology. See doctrine of imputation, under imputation.
    • To simply take account of; reckon; respect; consider.
    • Synonyms Attribute, Ascribe, Refer, etc. See feature.

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