Synonyms for attribute
əˈtrɪb yut; ˈæ trəˌbyutat·tribute
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
It is uncharitable to attribute evil motives to (archaic unto) others.
A quality (Latin qualis, such) — the "suchness" of anything, according to the German idiom — denotes what a thing really is in some one respect; an attribute is what we conceive a thing to be in some one respect; thus, while attribute may, quality must, express something of the real nature of that to which it is ascribed; we speak of the attributes of God, the qualities of matter. "Originally 'the attributes of God' was preferred, probably, because men assumed no knowledge of the actual qualities of the Deity, but only of those more or less fitly attributed to him."
J. A. H. Murray. [ Murray's"New English Dictionary"] Holiness is an attribute of God; the attributes of many heathen deities have been only the qualities of wicked men joined to superhuman power. A property (Latin proprius, one's own) is what belongs especially to one thing as its own peculiar possession, in distinction from all other things; when we speak of the qualities or the properties of matter, quality is the more general, property the more limited term. A quality is inherent; a property may be transient; physicists now, however, prefer to term those qualities manifested by all bodies (such as impenetrability, extension, etc.), general properties of matter, while those peculiar to certain substances or to certain states of those substances (as fluidity, malleability, etc.) are termed specific properties; in this wider use of the word property, it becomes strictly synonymous with quality. Compare CHARACTERISTIC; EMBLEM.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
property, attribute, dimensionnoun
a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
"self-confidence is not an endearing property"
an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
impute, ascribe, assign, attributeverb
attribute or credit to
"We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
decide as to where something belongs in a scheme
"The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"
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I don't attribute it as much as other people do only to the Chinese trying to reduce the value of their currency against the U.S. dollar, world economic growth has been slowing and markets have been ignoring that and now they're catching up with reality.
Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex.
The meaning I took from Mr. Hancock's statement and tone of his comments was clear: He (Tom Schweich) is Jewish — in case you didn't know — and that being Jewish is a negative attribute for Tom Schweich's gubernatorial race.
We seldom attribute common sense except to those who agree with us.
I attribute that to the slowdown in oil prices.
Translations for attribute
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- ка́чество, сво́йство, определе́ние, отдава́м, припи́свамBulgarian
- připisovat, přívlastekCzech
- Attribut, zuschreibenGerman
- propreco, trajto, atribui, ecoEsperanto
- atribuir, atributoSpanish
- piirre, attribuutti, ominaisuus, määre, määriteFinnish
- attribuer, épithète, attribut, déterminantFrench
- aitreabúid, dílseachtIrish
- atribiHaitian Creole
- tulajdonít, jelző, tulajdonságHungarian
- 属性, 性質, 限定詞Japanese
- संबंध लावणेMarathi
- toeschrijven, attribuut, eigenschapDutch
- attributt, egenskapNorwegian
- przypisać, atrybutPolish
- atribuir, atributoPortuguese
- ка́чество, сво́йство, припи́сывать, определе́ние, относи́ть, атрибу́т, характе́рная черта́Russian
- veti, atribuoj, atributAlbanian
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