verb (used with object), at·trib·ut·ed, at·trib·ut·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for attribute
Similarly, the messages from Saudi Arabia and Yemen were attributed generically to the “mujahideen” in both countries.
It is also attributed to new styles from younger designers like Bouchra Jarrar.What’s Haute, What’s Not: The Meaning of Modern Couture|Liza Foreman|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The authors collected data related to 54 different causes of death that could be attributed to alcohol, both chronic and acute.
He attributed the problem to trip cancellations, changed itineraries, and a big fall-off in new bookings.
In the past, the VA attributed wait time problems to lack of training and employee misunderstandings.
She had attributed to Sloane, in her uneasiness, the motive which would have been most natural to the discarded Webster.No Clue|James Hay
At least it seemed so to Helen, who attributed the curtness to Hester's being hurt at being asked such a question.Hester's Counterpart|Jean K. Baird
Such was our first exploit in Italy; all the fault of which was attributed to Catinat.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
This is to be attributed to the Celerity with which she writes!The Letters of the Duke of Wellington to Miss J. 1834-1851|Duke of Wellington
A part of this only can be attributed to the terrible explosion of 1917.Catastrophe and Social Change|Samuel Henry Prince
British Dictionary definitions for attribute
- an adjective or adjectival phrase
- an attributive adjective