verb (used with object), im·put·ed, im·put·ing.
Origin of impute
Examples from the Web for impute
As a former rock critic, Ms. Maslin should know better than to impute bad intent here.The Maslin Stain: A Writer Defends Himself Against the NYT Critic|William Stadiem|February 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
People will impute responsibility on them for the actions of the family member.Wisconsin Spa Shooting Brings Back Painful Memories for the Moms of Mass Killers|Winston Ross|October 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Fringe characters—guides, drivers—sometimes appear out of nowhere, with the reader being left to impute who "Vanya" is.
If you are a fisherman you impute all sorts of wiles to the fish.Behind the Mirrors|Clinton W. Gilbert
We impute deep-laid far-sighted plans to Caesar and Napoleon; but the best of their power was in nature, not in them.Essays, First Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not possess any magic wand, which envy and folly could not impute to me as an offence.Piano and Song|Friedrich Wieck
Cease, then, to impute to them those disorders of which they have been the victim.Old and New Paris, v. 1|Henry Sutherland Edwards
If my letter displeases you, impute it, Dear Sir, only to yourself.
British Dictionary definitions for impute
Word Origin for impute
Word Origin and History for impute
early 15c., from Old French imputer (14c.) and directly from Latin imputare "to reckon, make account of, charge, ascribe," from assimilated form of in- "in, into" (see in- (2)) + putare "reckon, clear up, trim, prune, settle" (see pave). Related: Imputed; imputing.