You attribute a part of the decline of violence to the forces of modernity and enlightenment.
How can I attribute such overriding importance to an ill-fated bit of entertainment?
As with the Deep South, you could attribute this to ideology or cultural difference.
People like to attribute laziness to his flowing dreadlocks and his baggy uniform and not running out the pop flies.
But Netanyahu shows why we should be careful not to attribute too much cunning to those in power.
That we must attribute to cats the estimable virtue of benevolence, Mrs F— gives me two anecdotes to prove.
The Japanese get their customs in the same way and attribute to them the same authority.
Perhaps a slight visionariness of speculation was no less the attribute of Mrs. Mill than an absence of rigid logical principles.
Can I attribute my entranced interest on that occasion to her brilliance?
Naturally the East is inclined to conservative pessimism—an attribute of advancing years—and the West to impulsive optimism.
late 14c., "assign, bestow," from Latin attributus, past participle of attribuere "assign to, add, bestow;" figuratively "to attribute, ascribe, impute," from ad- "to" + tribuere "assign, give, bestow" (see tribute). Related: Attributed; attributing.
"quality ascribed to someone," late 14c., from Latin attributum "anything attributed," noun use of neuter of attributus (see attribute (v.)). Distinguished from the verb by pronunciation.
A named value or relationship that exists for some or all instances of some entity and is directly associated with that instance.
Examples include the href attribute of an HTML anchor element, the columns of a database table considered as attributes of each row, and the members (properties and methods of an object in OOP. This contrasts with the contents of some kind of container (e.g. an array), which are typically not named. The contents of an associative array, though they might be considered to be named by their key values, are not normally thought of as attributes.