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as·cribe

 (ə-skrīb′)
tr.v. as·cribed, as·crib·ing, as·cribes
1. To regard as arising from a specified cause or source: "Other people ascribe his exclusion from the canon to an unsubtle form of racism" (Daniel Pinchbeck). See Synonyms at attribute.
2. To regard as belonging to or produced by a specified agent, place, or time: ascribed the poem to Shakespeare.

[Middle English ascriben, from Old French ascrivre, from Latin ascrībere : ad-, ad- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

a·scrib′a·ble adj.

ascribe

(əˈskraɪb)
vb (tr)
1. to credit or assign, as to a particular origin or period: to ascribe parts of a play to Shakespeare.
2. to attribute as a quality; consider as belonging to: to ascribe beauty to youth.
[C15: from Latin ascrībere to enrol, from ad in addition + scrībere to write]
asˈcribable adj
Usage: Ascribe is sometimes wrongly used where subscribe is meant: I do not subscribe (not ascribe) to this view

as•cribe

(əˈskraɪb)

v.t. -cribed, -crib•ing.
1. to credit or assign, as to a cause or source.
2. to attribute or think of as belonging, as a quality or characteristic.
[1375–1425; Middle English ascriven < Middle French ascrivre < Latin ascrībere=a- a-5 + scribere to write; see scribe1]
a•scrib′a•ble, adj.
syn: See attribute.

ascribe


Past participle: ascribed
Gerund: ascribing

Imperative
ascribe
ascribe
Present
I ascribe
you ascribe
he/she/it ascribes
we ascribe
you ascribe
they ascribe
Preterite
I ascribed
you ascribed
he/she/it ascribed
we ascribed
you ascribed
they ascribed
Present Continuous
I am ascribing
you are ascribing
he/she/it is ascribing
we are ascribing
you are ascribing
they are ascribing
Present Perfect
I have ascribed
you have ascribed
he/she/it has ascribed
we have ascribed
you have ascribed
they have ascribed
Past Continuous
I was ascribing
you were ascribing
he/she/it was ascribing
we were ascribing
you were ascribing
they were ascribing
Past Perfect
I had ascribed
you had ascribed
he/she/it had ascribed
we had ascribed
you had ascribed
they had ascribed
Future
I will ascribe
you will ascribe
he/she/it will ascribe
we will ascribe
you will ascribe
they will ascribe
Future Perfect
I will have ascribed
you will have ascribed
he/she/it will have ascribed
we will have ascribed
you will have ascribed
they will have ascribed
Future Continuous
I will be ascribing
you will be ascribing
he/she/it will be ascribing
we will be ascribing
you will be ascribing
they will be ascribing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ascribing
you have been ascribing
he/she/it has been ascribing
we have been ascribing
you have been ascribing
they have been ascribing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ascribing
you will have been ascribing
he/she/it will have been ascribing
we will have been ascribing
you will have been ascribing
they will have been ascribing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ascribing
you had been ascribing
he/she/it had been ascribing
we had been ascribing
you had been ascribing
they had been ascribing
Conditional
I would ascribe
you would ascribe
he/she/it would ascribe
we would ascribe
you would ascribe
they would ascribe
Past Conditional
I would have ascribed
you would have ascribed
he/she/it would have ascribed
we would have ascribed
you would have ascribed
they would have ascribed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ascribe - attribute or credit toascribe - attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
impute - attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source; "The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness"
carnalize, sensualize - ascribe to an origin in sensation
credit - give someone credit for something; "We credited her for saving our jobs"
reattribute - attribute to another source
anthropomorphise, anthropomorphize - ascribe human features to something
personate, personify - attribute human qualities to something; "The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous"
credit, accredit - ascribe an achievement to; "She was not properly credited in the program"
blame, charge - attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
externalise, externalize, project - regard as objective
interiorise, interiorize, internalise, internalize - incorporate within oneself; make subjective or personal; "internalize a belief"

ascribe

verb attribute, credit, refer, charge, assign, put down, set down, impute Doctors ascribed the child's death to a hole in the heart.
Usage: Ascribe is sometimes used where subscribe is meant: I do not subscribe (not ascribe) to this view of music.

ascribe

verb
To regard as belonging to or resulting from another:
Translations
نَسَب إلى، عَزا إلى
přičítatpřipsat
tillæggetilskrive
eigna, kenna
priskirti
piedēvēt
…-e bağlamak

ascribe

[əˈskraɪb] VT to ascribe sth to sb/sthatribuir algo a algn/algo

ascribe

[əˈskraɪb] vt
to ascribe sth to sth [+ virtue, piece of work] → attribuer qch à qch; [+ blame] → imputer qch à qch

ascribe

vtzuschreiben (sth to sb jdm etw); importance, weightbeimessen (to sth einer Sache dat)

ascribe

[əˈskraɪb] vt to ascribe sth to sth/sbattribuire qc a qc/qn

ascribe

(əˈskraib) verb
to think of as done or caused by someone or something. He ascribed his success to the help of his friends.
References in classic literature ?
They ascribe the known difficulty one people have to understand another to corruptions and dialects.
in my desk, then here I prospectively ascribe all the honor and the glory to whaling; for a whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.
Which else to several Sphears thou must ascribe, Mov'd contrarie with thwart obliquities, Or save the Sun his labour, and that swift Nocturnal and Diurnal rhomb suppos'd, Invisible else above all Starrs, the Wheele Of Day and Night; which needs not thy beleefe, If Earth industrious of her self fetch Day Travelling East, and with her part averse From the Suns beam meet Night, her other part Still luminous by his ray.
if I have sinned in receiving her here, it was in the erring thought that I might thus break off our brother's besotted devotion to this Jewess, which seemed to me so wild and unnatural, that I could not but ascribe it to some touch of insanity, more to be cured by pity than reproof.
But people on the stage are not so modest as all that; and I think that I shall not be far from the truth if I ascribe her action simply to fear.
My servant, a man of wit, was surprised as well as everybody else; and I can ascribe to nothing but a miracle my escape from so many snares as he laid to entrap me.
If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through his appointed time, he now wills to remove, and that he gives to both North and South this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to him?
They would follow me like dogs, rubbing their great snouts against my body in awkward evidence of affection, and respond to my every command with an alacrity and docility which caused the Martian warriors to ascribe to me the possession of some earthly power unknown on Mars.
By Character I mean that in virtue of which we ascribe certain qualities to the agents.
Ascribe to men, then, what is happening, and not to God.
then here I prospectively ascribe all the honour and the glory to whaling; for a whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.
To this we may ascribe many of their whimsical pranks and absurd propositions, and, above all, their mysterious colloquies in Gaelic.