ascribe (something) to
Definition of ascribe (something) to
: 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
: to refer to a supposed cause, source, or author : to say or think that (something) is caused by, comes from, or is associated with a particular person or thing
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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