Essential Meaning of attribute
: a usually good quality or feature that someone or something has The interviewer asked me what I consider to be my best attribute. Both candidates possess the attributes we want in a leader.
Full Definition of attribute
(Entry 1 of 2)
1 : a quality, character, or characteristic ascribed to someone or something has leadership attributes
2 : an object closely associated with or belonging to a specific person, thing, or office a scepter is the attribute of power especially : such an object used for identification in painting or sculpture
3 grammar : a word ascribing a quality especially : adjective
Definition of attribute (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : to explain (something) by indicating a cause He attributed his success to hard work.
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