Meaning of ATTRIBUTE in English

ATTRIBUTE

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ chief , great , key , main

▪ defining , distinguishing , essential , necessary

Patience is an essential ~ for a teacher.

▪ desirable , desired , important , positive , useful , valued

▪ common

▪ unique

▪ divine , human

▪ feminine , masculine

▪ cultural , personal , physical , social

His physical ~s were much admired.

VERB + ATTRIBUTE

▪ embody , have , possess

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ directly

▪ solely

▪ largely , mainly

▪ in part , partially , partly

▪ erroneously , falsely , incorrectly , mistakenly , wrongly

a quote that has often been falsely ~d to George Patton

PREPOSITION

▪ to

They claim that one in twenty deaths can be directly ~d to air pollution.

PHRASES

▪ be commonly ~d to , be generally ~d to , be usually ~d to , be widely ~d to

The goals commonly ~d to management are status, power, salary and security.

Climate change is widely ~d to the build-up of greenhouse gases.

Attribute is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ blame , ↑ failure , ↑ meaning , ↑ problem , ↑ quotation , ↑ quote , ↑ responsibility , ↑ success

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