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attribute

at·tri·bute

attribute

 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: trIb yut
inflections: attributed, attributes, attributing
definition 1: to view as the result of.
They attributed the haze to air pollution.
 
similar words:
associate, attach, chalk up, connect, relate
definition 2: to view as a quality belonging to.
She attributes patience to her mother and impatience to her father.
similar words:
associate, connect, lay, relate
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ae trih byut
definition: a characteristic or quality.
Sharp taste is an attribute of cheddar cheese.
synonyms:
characteristic, feature, property, quality, trait, virtue
similar words:
ability, faculty, gift, talent
derivations: attributable (adj.), attribution (n.)
Word Parts
The word attribute contains the following part:
trib Latin root that means grant; allot