- 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.
- 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.
- NAmE//ˌætrəˈbyuʃn//noun [uncountable] The attribution of this painting to Rembrandt has never been questioned.
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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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