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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 Indo-European roots.]
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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]
Usage: Ascribe is sometimes wrongly used where subscribe is meant: I do not subscribe (not ascribe) to this view
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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]
syn: See attribute.
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Past participle: ascribed
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|Verb||1.||ascribe - 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"
credit - give someone credit for something; "We credited her for saving our jobs"
reattribute - attribute to another source
personate, personify - attribute human qualities to something; "The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous"
blame, charge - attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
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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.
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نَسَب إلى، عَزا إلى
ascribe[əˈskraɪb] VT to ascribe sth to sb/sth → atribuir algo a algn/algo
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to ascribe sth to sth [+ virtue, piece of work] → attribuer qch à qch; [+ blame] → imputer qch à qch
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ascribe[əˈskraɪb] vt to ascribe sth to sth/sb → attribuire qc a qc/qn
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
to think of as done or caused by someone or something. He ascribed his success to the help of his friends. toeskryf نَسَب إلى، عَزا إلى приписвам atribuir připsat, přičítat (někomu) zuschreiben tilskrive; tillægge αποδίδωatribuir (kellegi, millegi) arvele panema نسبت دادن؛ وابسته دانستن todeta jnk johtuvan jstk attribuer לְיָחֵס , לְייָחֵס आरोपण करना pripisivati tulajdonít menganggap eigna, kenna attribuire ～に帰する ...의 탓으로 돌리다 priskirti piedēvēt disebabkan oleh toeschrijventillegge, tilskriveprzypisywać نسبت ورکول، تړلی atribuir a pune pe seama приписывать pripisovať (niekomu) pripisovati pripisati tillskriva, tillerkänna คิดว่าเป็นเหตุผล ...-e bağlamak 把...歸因於 приписувати نتیجہ خیال کرنا ، باعث جاننا gán cho; đổ tại 把...归于
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