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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impute, ascribe, assign, attribute(verb)

    attribute or credit to

    "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"

    depute, assign, delegate, designate, specify, attribute, portion, set apart, put, allot, impute, arrogate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ascribe(v)

    We may attribute to a person either that which belongs to him or that which we merely suppose to be his. We attribute to God infinite power. We may attribute a wrong intent to an innocent person. We may attribute a result, rightly or wrongly, to a certain cause; in such case, however, attribute carries always a concession of uncertainty or possible error. Where we are quite sure, we simply refer a matter to the cause or class to which it belongs or ascribe to one what is surely his, etc. Many diseases formerly attributed to witchcraft are now referred to the action of micro-organisms. We may attribute a matter in silent thought; we ascribe anything openly in speech or writing; King Saul said of the singing women, "They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands." We associate things which may have no necessary or causal relation; as, we may associate the striking of a clock with the serving of dinner, tho the two are not necessarily connected. We charge a person with what we deem blameworthy. We may impute good or evil, but more commonly evil.

    assign, associate, attribute, attribute, charge, connect, impute, refer

    deny, disconnect, dissociate, separate, sever, sunder

    It is uncharitable to attribute evil motives to (archaic unto) others.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ascribe

    assign, attribute, impute, refer, render, allege, charge

    deny, refuse, exclude, dissociate, disconnect, dissever

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ascribe(v. a.)

    attribute, assign, refer, charge, lay, IMPUTE

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ascribe(v)

    attribute, assign, impute

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  1. Napoleon (Hanlon’s Razor):

    Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence.

  2. Eric Hoffer:

    They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.

  3. Milwaukee Alderman Bob Bauman:

    If this company sees fit to hire individuals who basically either ascribe to, belong to or [are] sympathetic with terrorist organizations, we’re going to have to take some action on a city level.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    99% of people that come across the border ... are coming to provide for their families. The ones that are criminals, we ought to be kick them out. There's no disagreement about that, to ascribe bad motives people who are trying to provide for their families, I'm not going to change my views on that.

  5. Keith Smith:

    We see this confluence of motive, where what looks like some recycled criminal malware has been upgraded in a sophisticated way, a lot of people suspect that that's Russia’s attempt to force us as analysts to ascribe to a criminal organization what is in fact the actions of a nation state – Russia.

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