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as·cribe

ascribe

 
pronunciation:
skraIb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ascribed, ascribes, ascribing
definition 1: to attribute (something) to a particular cause or source.
I ascribed her nervousness to the fact that her exams were coming up.The invention of the radio is often ascribed to Guglielmo Marconi.
synonyms:
attribute, impute
similar words:
accredit, arrogate, attach, chalk up
definition 2: to consider as belonging, esp. as a characteristic or trait.
I wrongly ascribed honesty to this man.
synonyms:
attribute
similar words:
accredit, arrogate, associate, connect, lay, link
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derivation: ascribable (adj.)
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