Attribute At*trib"ute ([a^]t"tr[i^]*b[=u]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attributed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attributing}.] [L. attributus, p. p. of attribuere; ad + tribuere to bestow. See {Tribute}.] To ascribe; to consider (something) as due or appropriate (to); to refer, as an effect to a cause; to impute; to assign; to consider as belonging (to). [1913 Webster]

We attribute nothing to God that hath any repugnancy or contradiction in it. --Abp. Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

The merit of service is seldom attributed to the true and exact performer. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Ascribe}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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