Definition of attribute verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    attribute

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//əˈtrɪbyut//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they attribute
     
    he / she / it attributes
     
    past simple attributed
     
    -ing form attributing
     
     
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  1. 1attribute something to something to say or believe that something is the result of a particular thing She attributes her success to hard work and a little luck.
  2. 2to say or believe that someone is responsible for doing something, especially for saying, writing, or painting something attribute something The committee refused to attribute blame without further information. attribute something to somebody This play is usually attributed to Shakespeare.
  3. NAmE//ˌætrəˈbyuʃn//
     
    noun [uncountable] The attribution of this painting to Rembrandt has never been questioned.
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