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ascribes

verb
present tense third-person singular of ascribe

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to explain (something) as being the result of something else
  • ascribed their stunning military victory to good intelligence beforehand

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“Ascribes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ascribes. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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