present participle of attribute
as in ascribing
to explain (something) as being the result of something else attributed the quick rescue to the well-trained police force

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as in explaining
to give the reason for or cause of a psychotherapist who's a little too quick to attribute every emotional problem or character defect to an unhappy childhood

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“Attributing.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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