Meaning of ATTRIBUTE in English
2. attribute ·noun quality, ·etc., denoted by an attributive; an attributive adjunct or adjective.
3. attribute ·noun a conventional symbol of office, character, or identity, added to any particular figure; as, a club is the attribute of hercules.
4. attribute ·noun that which is attributed; a quality which is considered as belonging to, or inherent in, a person or thing; an essential or necessary property or characteristic.
5. attribute ·vt to ascribe; to consider (something) as due or appropriate (to); to refer, as an effect to a cause; to impute; to assign; to consider as belonging (to).
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012