Meaning of ATTRIBUTE in English


something to someone [phrasal verb] [+ object +object] - to say or think that (something) is the result or work of (something or someone else); to ascribe toThe doctors have attributed the cause of the illness to an unknown virus. [T]To what do you attribute this delay? [T]We attribute our success to being in the right place at the right time. [+ verb-ing]Most experts have attributed the drawing to Michelangelo. [T]If you attribute a particular quality or feature to someone or something, you meant that you think that they have it.I wouldn't dream of attributing such a lack of judgment to you.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.