Thesaurus

attributing

verb
present participle of attribute

Synonyms of attributing

1 to explain (something) as being the result of something else
  • attributed the quick rescue to the well-trained police force

Synonyms for attributing

Words Related to attributing

2 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

Synonyms for attributing

Words Related to attributing

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About attributing

Thesaurus Entries Near attributing

attributes

attributing

attribution

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Attributing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/attributing. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on attributing

Nglish: Translation of attributing for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of attributing for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!