Yet neither expressed any interest in the legend that so many people want to ascribe to the man.
My problem with both perspectives is the tendency to ascribe human motivations to non-human entities.
What drives the human impulse to ascribe divine meaning to tragic events?
All they have to do is attribute or ascribe as much income as possible to foreign subsidiaries.
To the contrary, they ascribe to the belief that more guns on campus, in the hands of the right people, will make them safer.
There are some, on the other hand, who ascribe to the story a deep spiritual meaning.
Our sufficiency is of God, not of ourselves, and to Him we ascribe all honor and glory.
If I am still unable to follow the impulse of my heart, I hope you will ascribe it to the state of my eyes.
Why, for instance, does he take the trouble to ascribe motives to me that I never dreamed of?
So might it be possible to ascribe to particular months the tokens with which the obliging sea bestrews the beaches.
to count; to enter into an account
Latin ad- + scribere 'to write'
transitive; used with to