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impute

im·pute

impute

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm pyut
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: imputed, imputes, imputing
definition 1: to ascribe or attribute to a source or cause.
Psychologists impute her reckless behavior to despair rather than stupidity.
similar words:
accredit, ascribe, attribute, lay
definition 2: to credit or discredit someone with.
They will impute a lack of patriotism to anyone who disagrees with them.
similar words:
lay
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derivations: imputative (adj.), imputatively (adv.)
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