Meaning of ATTRIBUTE in English

ATTRIBUTE

■ verb ə'trɪbju:t ( ~ something to ) regard something as belonging to or being caused by.

■ noun 'atrɪbju:t

1》 a quality or feature regarded as characteristic or inherent.

2》 a material object recognized as representative of a person, status, or office.

Derivatives

attributable ə'trɪbjʊtəb(ə)l adjective

attribution noun

Origin

C15 (earlier (ME) as attribution ): the noun from OFr. attribut ; the verb from L. attribut- 'allotted': both from attribuere , from ad- 'to' + tribuere 'assign'.

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