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Ascribe

Ascribe Meaning & Definition
Ascribe Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Ascribe?

[v] attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
[v] make undue claims to having

Synonyms | Synonyms for Ascribe: arrogate | assign | assign | attribute | impute | repute

Related Terms | Find terms related to Ascribe: accredit | adduce | advance | affix | allege | apply | assign | attach | attach to | attribute | charge | cite | conjecture | connect with | credit | fasten | fix | give | guess | impute | lay | pin on | place | put | refer | saddle | surmise

See Also | accredit | anthropomorphise | anthropomorphize | blame | carnalize | charge | claim | credit | externalise | externalize | interiorise | interiorize | internalise | internalize | judge | lay claim | personate | personify | project | reattribute | sensualize

Ascribe In Webster's Dictionary

\As*cribe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ascribed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ascribing}.] [L. ascribere, adscribere, to ascribe; ad + scribere to write: cf. OF. ascrire. See {Scribe}.] 1. To attribute, impute, or refer, as to a cause; as, his death was ascribed to a poison; to ascribe an effect to the right cause; to ascribe such a book to such an author. The finest [speech] that is ascribed to Satan in the whole poem. --Addison. 2. To attribute, as a quality, or an appurtenance; to consider or allege to belong. Syn: To {Ascribe}, {Attribute}, {Impute}. Usage: Attribute denotes, 1. To refer some quality or attribute to a being; as, to attribute power to God. 2. To refer something to its cause or source; as, to attribute a backward spring to icebergs off the coast. Ascribe is used equally in both these senses, but involves a different image. To impute usually denotes to ascribe something doubtful or wrong, and hence, in general literature, has commonly a bad sense; as, to impute unworthy motives. The theological sense of impute is not here taken into view. More than good-will to me attribute naught. --Spenser. Ascribes his gettings to his parts and merit. --Pope. And fairly quit him of the imputed blame. --Spenser.

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