ascribe (something) to

Definition of ascribe (something) to

formal
: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

ascribe play
  1. : 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

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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