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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 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 ?
Of the many verses from time to time ascribed to the pen of Edgar Poe, and not included among his known writings, the lines entitled "Alone" have the chief claim to our notice.
They were at once ascribed to Poe, and in order to satisfy questioners, an editorial paragraph subsequently appeared saying they were by "A.
Such then is the proper answer to that censure: for it must be admitted, that in some cases nothing can prevent music being attended, to a certain degree, with the bad effects which are ascribed to it; it is therefore clear that the learning of it should never prevent the business of riper years; nor render the body effeminate, and unfit for the business of war or the state; but it should be practised by the young, judged of by the old.
It seemed to me a little ungracious to decline an invitation of that sort, and I ascribed his refusal to lack of money.
Without interruptions of this kind, the best narrative of plain matter of fact must overpower every reader; for nothing but the ever lasting watchfulness, which Homer has ascribed only to Jove himself, can be proof against a newspaper of many volumes.
A stirring noise within its cylinder he ascribed to the unequal cooling of its surface; for at that time it had not occurred to him that it might be hollow.
All of these larger pi-pis--like that of the Hoolah Hoolah ground in the Typee valley--bore incontestible marks of great age; and I am disposed to believe that their erection may be ascribed to the same race of men who were the builders of the still more ancient remains I have just described.
Adesina, in the statement titled 'Beware of Fake Statements Ascribed to President Buhari,' claimed that some statements credited to the president on social media were false.
The higher revenues can mainly be ascribed to the positive situation on the labour market and growing household consumption."Legislative changes to produce a gradual exemption for 13th and 14th salaries from taxes and levies will have a negative impact on incomes," IFP added, as quoted by TASR.
Various reasons are being ascribed to PTI's failure.
A considerable portion of Banagas company profits is ascribed to Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco).
While they seem to ascribe small hippocampal volumes to variability in anatomic brain development, it may be that in older individuals, this is more appropriately ascribed to variability in non-Alzheimer's disease pathologies, resistance to age-related neurodegeneration, or both--all of which should have slow rates of atrophy.