verb (used with object), at·trib·ut·ed, at·trib·ut·ing.
Origin of attribute
Related Words for attributabledetectable, identifiable, owed, matured, mature, unsettled, trackable, comeuppance, due, outstanding, overdue, payable, accountable, derivative, verifiable, ascribable, referable, available, determinable, dogmatic
Examples from the Web for attributable
Contemporary Examples of attributable
While all these deaths are not attributable to ISIS alone, ISIS is identified as the primary actor.ISIS’s Gruesome Muslim Death Toll
October 7, 2014
This and other excellent results are attributable to several changes in the political structure of policing.Prosecuting Officer Wilson Won't Bring Justice to Ferguson
August 23, 2014
And this appears to be attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Mortenson had secrets he wanted to protect.Is It Time to Forgive Greg Mortenson?
April 8, 2013
Part of that is attributable to differences in life choices and family circumstances, but not all.Wisconsin’s Repeal of Equal Pay Rights Adds to Battles for Women
April 7, 2012
M.H.M. Vlak, et al. “Trigger Factors and Their Attributable Risk for Rupture of Intracranial Aneurysms.”Can Coffee Save Your Life?
October 28, 2011
Historical Examples of attributable
This is attributable to the neglect and exposure which are far too often their lot.Cattle and Their Diseases
This was, of course, attributable to the difference in their food and drink.The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson
Edward A. Moore
To this cause in no small degree were the delays of 1868 and 1869 attributable.The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad
W. F. Bailey.
The reason to which these blessings are attributable, is consideration for the elect.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II
Is it true that her illness is attributable to nursing those people?Macaria
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
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Word Origin for attribute
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.