Meaning of ATTRIBUTE in English


Pronunciation: ə - ' tri- ˌ byüt, -by ə t

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form: -ut · ed ; -ut · ing

Date: 1530

1 : to explain by indicating a cause < attributed his success to his coach>

2 a : to regard as a characteristic of a person or thing b : to reckon as made or originated in an indicated fashion < attributed the invention to a Russian> c : CLASSIFY , DESIGNATE

synonyms see ASCRIBE

– at · trib · ut · able \ -byü-t ə -b ə l, -by ə - \ adjective

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