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ascribe (something) to

Definition of ascribe (something) to


  1. :  to say or think that (something) is caused by, comes from, or is associated with (something or someone) :  assign, credit, or blame <They ascribed his illness to chemicals in his brain.> <The author ascribes the economy's success to the current government.> <She ascribes no importance to having lots of money.> <These poems are usually ascribed to Homer.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to refer to a supposed cause, source, or author

  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

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