verb (used with object), at·trib·ut·ed, at·trib·ut·ing.
Origin of attribute
Examples from the Web for attributing
He is taking all the merit and attributing all the disasters to others.
Attributing the last four years to either Republicans or Democrats is myopic American parochialism.
But I know by now to be very careful about attributing too much significance to a report like that.
The suggestion that he wished to make himself safe by attributing those criticisms to some one else is hardly tenable.Ten Tudor Statesmen|Arthur D. Innes
We do not for a moment think of attributing this failure of memory to the faculty of memory itself.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
Have I, at this or any other period of my acquaintance with him, done any thing to justify him in attributing that opinion to me?The Life of Jefferson Davis|Frank H. Alfriend
Am I wrong in my calculations in attributing too much to the power and usefulness of forms of government?The Romance of Mathematics|P. Hampson
Perhaps she had been deceiving herself, and attributing to her father intentions that had never entered his mind.The Ladies Lindores, Vol. 1(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for attributing
- an adjective or adjectival phrase
- an attributive adjective