Definition of ascribe to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

ascribe to

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

ascribe something to somebody

 
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to consider or state that a book, etc. was written by a particular person synonym attribute This play is usually ascribed to Shakespeare.

    ascribe something to somebody/something

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  1. 1to consider that something is caused by a particular thing or person He ascribed his failure to bad luck.
  2. 2to consider that someone or something has, or should have, a particular quality We ascribe great importance to these policies. synonym attribute
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