verb (used with object), as·cribed, as·crib·ing.
- ascorbic acid,
- ascribed status,
Origin of ascribe
Examples from the Web for ascribable
They are not ascribable to the purely intellectual movement alone, though it is no doubt an essential factor.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
Perhaps to some extent this is ascribable to the influence of the genius loci.A Civil Servant in Burma|Herbert Thirkel White
Who could say whether his silence were ascribable to the absence of danger, or to his own absence?Wieland; or The Transformation|Charles Brockden Brown
Of the increased deaths, 700,000 were ascribable to insufficient nourishment, mainly in the last two years of war.The New Germany|George Young
That they were effective in action was ascribable to a great extent to the admirable acting of Miss Terry.Ellen Terry and Her Sisters|T. Edgar Pemberton
Word Origin for ascribe
mid-14c., ascrive, from Old French ascrivre "to inscribe; attribute, impute," from Latin ascribere "to write in, to add to in a writing," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + scribere "to write" (see script (n.)). Spelling restored by 16c. Related: Ascribed; ascribing.