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at·trib·ute

 (ə-trĭb′yo͞ot)
tr.v. at·trib·ut·ed, at·trib·ut·ing, at·trib·utes
1. To regard as arising from a particular cause or source; ascribe: attributed their failure to a lack of preparation.
2. To regard (a work, for example) as belonging to or produced by a specified agent, place, or time: attributed the painting to Titian; attributed the vase to 18th-century Japan.
n. at·tri·bute (ăt′rə-byo͞ot′)
1. A quality or characteristic inherent in or ascribed to someone or something.
2. An object associated with and serving to identify a character, personage, or office: Lightning bolts are an attribute of Zeus.
3. Grammar A word or phrase syntactically subordinate to another word or phrase that it modifies; for example, my sister's and brown in my sister's brown dog.

[Latin attribuere, attribūt- : ad-, ad- + tribuere, to allot; see tribute.]

at·trib′ut·a·ble adj.
at·trib′ut·er, at·trib′u·tor n.
Synonyms: attribute, ascribe, impute, credit, assign, refer
These verbs mean to consider as resulting from or belonging to a person or thing. Attribute and ascribe, often interchangeable, have the widest application: The historian discovered a new symphony attributed to Mozart. The museum displayed an invention ascribed to the 15th century.
Impute is often used in laying guilt or fault to another: "We usually ascribe good; but impute evil" (Samuel Johnson).
Credit usually refers to the acknowledgment of another for an accomplishment or contribution: "Some excellent remarks were made on immortality, but mainly borrowed from and credited to Plato" (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.).
Assign and refer are often used to classify or categorize: Program music as a genre is usually assigned to the Romantic period."A person thus prepared will be able to refer any particular history he takes up to its proper place in universal history" (Joseph Priestley). See Also Synonyms at quality.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.attributable - capable of being attributed; "the collapse of the movement was attributable to a lack of morale"; "an idea attributable to a Russian"
unascribable, unattributable - not attributable

attributable

adjective ascribable, accountable, applicable, traceable, explicable, assignable, imputable, blamable or blameable, placeable, referable or referrable deaths attributable to smoking
Translations

attributable

[əˈtrɪbjʊtəbl] ADJ attributable toatribuible a

attributable

adj to be attributable to somebody/somethingjdm/einer Sache zuzuschreiben sein

attributable

[əˈtrɪbjʊtəbl] adjattribuibile
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"Since the state of your mind that you describe, is, at all events, attributable to some influence of mine--this is what I mean, if I can make it plain--can I use no influence to serve you?
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It is true his agitation might have been attributable to the emotion which the man must have felt on suddenly recognising the Prince.
The secret of her influence was perhaps partly attributable to the simple and sisterly manner in which she spoke to me, and partly to the indescribable interest which associated itself with her mere presence in the room.
If you were not to stand by your "kin" as long as there was a shred of honor attributable to them, pray what were you to stand by?
This was doubtless attributable to the fact, that during nearly a hundred years of existence the said toes never had been subjected to any artificial confinement, and in their old age, being averse to close neighbourhood, bid one another keep open order.
This honor is, however, more properly attributable to Cambyses, the son of Cyrus.
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His failure was mainly attributable to the treachery of a friend to whom he had lent a large sum of money, and who paid him the yearly interest, without acknowledging that every farthing of it had been lost in unsuccessful speculations.
They were in part perhaps attributable to the annoyance and alarm caused by Ferrari's mysterious disappearance.