verb (used with object), at·trib·ut·ed, at·trib·ut·ing.
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While all these deaths are not attributable to ISIS alone, ISIS is identified as the primary actor.
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|Candace McCoy|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And this appears to be attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Mortenson had secrets he wanted to protect.
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|Michelle Goldberg|April 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
M.H.M. Vlak, et al. “Trigger Factors and Their Attributable Risk for Rupture of Intracranial Aneurysms.”
The error is attributable to one of two causes; an ambition to 'gild refined gold,' or unpardonable carelessness.
It can only be attributable to that sublimated coquette Nature herself, who provides those little goods the gods deny.Los Gringos|H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise
To the inadequate comprehension of this psychological truth is attributable the failure of the Cubists and of Delaunay.Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning|Willard Huntington Wright
They were to a considerable extent not attributable to one man, but were the bright sayings of the day.The Handbook of Conundrums|Edith B. Ordway
This is attributable to the lack or scarcity of suitable building-places.Nests and Eggs of Birds of The United States|Thomas G. Gentry
British Dictionary definitions for attribute
- an adjective or adjectival phrase
- an attributive adjective