reattribute

verb re·at·trib·ute \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈtri-ˌbyüt , -byət \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reattribute

reattributed; reattributing; reattributes
: to attribute (something) in a new or different way
  • They reattribute a lot of what's going on in their bodies to illness.
  • —Peter Salovey
especially : to reckon as executed, made, originated, or achieved in a fashion other than was previously attributed
  • Though the designs were initially attributed to Raphael, they have since been reattributed to the Flemish artist Pieter Coecke van Aelst …
  • The Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine)

reattribution

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌa-trə-ˈbyü-shən\ noun, plural reattributions
    • In December, Mr. Daley was the chairman of a conference in London at which further questions were raised about the reattribution to Leonardo of a drawing known as "La Bella Principessa."
    • —Scott Reyburn

First Known Use of reattribute

1621

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