verb (used with object), at·trib·ut·ed, at·trib·ut·ing.
Origin of attribute
Related Words for attributingtrace, associate, blame, credit, connect, apply, refer, charge, impute, lay, reference, accredit
Examples from the Web for attributing
Contemporary Examples of attributing
He is taking all the merit and attributing all the disasters to others.Super Mario’s Parting Shots at Silvio Berlusconi
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 29, 2012
Attributing the last four years to either Republicans or Democrats is myopic American parochialism.Who's Fault the Financial Crisis?
November 21, 2012
But I know by now to be very careful about attributing too much significance to a report like that.Does the Slut Gene Exist?
December 7, 2010
Historical Examples of attributing
We are, however, attributing too much to this formidable power.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
The answer is, that in these and all other determinations of any notion we are attributing to it 'Not-being.'Sophist
You may persist, if you will, in attributing to me wrongs I never inflicted.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
I did not heed the threat at the time, attributing it to temper.Walter and the Wireless
Sara Ware Bassett
But these are my own reflections and I am by no means sure that I am right in attributing them to him.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
- an adjective or adjectival phrase
- an attributive adjective
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.