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.