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attribute

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of attribute




attribute

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of attribute

  1. 1 to explain (something) as being the result of something else <attributed the quick rescue to the well-trained police force> Synonyms accredit, ascribe, credit, chalk up, impute, lay, put downRelated Words blame, charge, father (on), impute (to), pin (on); assign, refer; associate, attach, connect, link

  2. 2 to give the reason for or cause of <a psychotherapist who's a little too quick to attribute every emotional problem or character defect to an unhappy childhood> Synonyms account (for), explain, explain away, rationalizeRelated Words condone, excuse, forgive, justify; absolve, acquit, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate





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