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im·pute

 (ĭm-pyo͞ot′)
tr.v. im·put·ed, im·put·ing, im·putes
1. To relate (something, usually something bad) to a particular cause or source; place the fault or responsibility for: imputed the rocket failure to a faulty gasket; kindly imputed my clumsiness to inexperience. See Synonyms at attribute.
2. To assign as a characteristic; credit: the gracefulness so often imputed to cats.

[Middle English imputen, from Old French emputer, from Latin imputāre : in-, in; see in-2 + putāre, to settle an account; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

impute

(ɪmˈpjuːt)
vb (tr)
1. to attribute or ascribe (something dishonest or dishonourable, esp a criminal offence) to a person
2. to attribute to a source or cause: I impute your success to nepotism.
3. (Commerce) commerce to give (a notional value) to goods or services when the real value is unknown
[C14: from Latin imputāre, from im- + putāre to think, calculate]
ˌimpuˈtation n
imˈputative adj
imˈputatively adv
imˈputer n

im•pute

(ɪmˈpyut)

v.t. -put•ed, -put•ing.
1. to attribute or ascribe: The children imputed magical powers to the old woman.
2. to attribute or ascribe (something discreditable) to someone or something.
3. to attribute (righteousness, guilt, etc.) to a person or persons vicariously.
4. to charge (a person) with fault.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin imputāre=im- im-1 + putāre to assess, think; see putative]
im•put′a•ble, adj.
im•put′er, n.
syn: See attribute.

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Past participle: imputed
Gerund: imputing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am imputing
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Present Perfect
I have imputed
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Past Continuous
I was imputing
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Past Perfect
I had imputed
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Future
I will impute
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Future Perfect
I will have imputed
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Future Continuous
I will be imputing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been imputing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been imputing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been imputing
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Conditional
I would impute
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Past Conditional
I would have imputed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.impute - attribute or credit toimpute - 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"
2.impute - attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source; "The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness"
ascribe, attribute, impute, assign - attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"

impute

verb attribute, assign, ascribe, credit, refer, accredit It is unfair to impute blame to the employees.

impute

verb
1. To ascribe (a misdeed or an error, for example) to:
2. To regard as belonging to or resulting from another:
Translations

impute

[ɪmˈpjuːt] VT to impute sth to sbimputar or atribuir algo a algn

impute

[ɪmˈpjuːt] vt (= attribute) → imputer
to impute blame to sb → imputer la responsabilité à qn

impute

vtzuschreiben (to sb/sth jdm/einer Sache); to impute a crime to somebodyjdn eines Verbrechens bezichtigen

impute

[ɪmˈpjuːt] vt (frm) to impute (to) (change, development) → attribuire (a); (crime, blame) → imputare (a)
References in classic literature ?
Some time after, the Shepherd, being imprisoned on a false accusation, was condemned "to be cast to the Lions" as the punishment for his imputed crime.
For who can admit the fault imputed to Homer by Protagoras,--that in the words, 'Sing, goddess, of the wrath,' he gives a command under the idea that he utters a prayer?
Since then we propose to inquire what civil society is of all others best for those who have it in their power to live entirely as they wish, it is necessary to examine into the polity of those states which are allowed to be well governed; and if there should be any others which some persons have described, and which appear properly regulated, to note what is right and useful in them; and when we point out wherein they have failed, let not this be imputed to an affectation of wisdom, for it is because there are great defects in all those which are already 'established, that I have been induced to undertake this work.
His admiration was at first very strong, but no more than was natural, and I did not wonder at his being much struck by the gentleness and delicacy of her manners; but when he has mentioned her of late it has been in terms of more extraordinary praise; and yesterday he actually said that he could not be surprised at any effect produced on the heart of man by such loveliness and such abilities; and when I lamented, in reply, the badness of her disposition, he observed that whatever might have been her errors they were to be imputed to her neglected education and early marriage, and that she was altogether a wonderful woman.
I partly surmise also, that this wicked charge against whalers may be likewise imputed to the existence on the coast of Greenland, in former times, of a Dutch village called Schmerenburgh or Smeerenberg, which latter name is the one used by the learned Fogo Von Slack, in his great work on Smells, a textbook on that subject.
His discourses on indifferent subjects will divert as well as instruct, and if either in these, or in the relation of Father Lobo, any argument shall appear unconvincing, or description obscure, they are defects incident to all mankind, which, however, are not too rashly to be imputed to the authors, being sometimes, perhaps, more justly chargeable on the translator.
As for the scandal that would befall the Circular Class if the frivolous and unseemly conduct of the Women were imputed to them, and as to the consequent subversion of the Constitution, the Female Sex could not be expected to give a thought to these considerations.
Any culpability which had been imputed to him for negligence and irregularity was removed by the resolution.
The origin of the island of Nukuheva cannot be imputed to the coral insect; for indefatigable as that wonderful creature is, it would be hardly muscular enough to pile rocks one upon the other more than three thousand feet above the level of the sea.
If, from your favourable judgment, I have conceived some esteem for them, it cannot be imputed to vanity; since I should have agreed as implicitly to your opinion, had it been given in favour of any other man's production.
She pointed out that the commission previously received many complaints from women against their husbands who falsely imputed the charge of adultery on them.
The commission previously registered many complaints by the women against their husbands who imputed falsely the charge of adultery upon their wives, she added.