Definition of ascribe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ascribe

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈskraɪb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈskraɪb//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ascribe
BrE BrE//əˈskraɪb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈskraɪb//
 
he / she / it ascribes
BrE BrE//əˈskraɪbz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈskraɪbz//
 
past simple ascribed
BrE BrE//əˈskraɪbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈskraɪbd//
 
past participle ascribed
BrE BrE//əˈskraɪbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈskraɪbd//
 
-ing form ascribing
BrE BrE//əˈskraɪbɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈskraɪbɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Middle English: from Latin ascribere, from ad- ‘to’ + scribere ‘write’. Phrasal Verbsascribe something to somebodyascribe something to somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ascribe

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