- estimated to have a certain cash value, although no money has been received or credited.
Origin of imputed
- to attribute or ascribe: The children imputed magical powers to the old woman.
- to attribute or ascribe (something discreditable), as to a person.
- Law. to ascribe to or charge (a person) with an act or quality because of the conduct of another over whom one has control or for whose acts or conduct one is responsible.
- Theology. to attribute (righteousness, guilt, etc.) to a person or persons vicariously; ascribe as derived from another.
- Obsolete. to charge (a person) with fault.
Origin of impute
1. See attribute.
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Examples from the Web for imputed
People on the left get this point when they scoff at the imputed Tea Party slogan, "Keep your government hands off my Medicare."You Can't Wish Away the Facts About Immigration Amnesty
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The double entendres turned on his physical doughiness as a metaphor for imputed political softness.French President Francois Hollande’s Inability to Tie a Necktie Earns France’s Scorn
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All shall be imputed to that modesty which has ever so much distinguished you.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
In some cases, this must be imputed to themselves, as their own fault.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
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An amusing anecdote is imputed to his sister, Mrs. Homer Page, of Milan.Heroes of the Telegraph
He condescended to take oath that he had not done this thing which they imputed to him.
That Dr. Burckhardt wrote in other than good faith is not to be imputed.
- to attribute or ascribe (something dishonest or dishonourable, esp a criminal offence) to a person
- to attribute to a source or causeI impute your success to nepotism
- commerce to give (a notional value) to goods or services when the real value is unknown
C14: from Latin imputāre, from im- + putāre to think, calculate
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Word Origin and History for imputed
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