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verb as in assign to source

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Page even throws “Twelfth Night’s” prim steward Malvolio and debauched Falstaff into the mix, two characters not ordinarily ascribed the bad guy descriptor, but it works.

He said Bonds hated confrontations, an attribute he ascribed to being a Virgo, but only truly opened up when people earned his trust.

Not everyone naturally ascribes to these Type A tendencies — and honestly, that’s a good thing — but if there’s one place we should all consider being a bit more goal-oriented, I’d argue it’s cooking.

From Eater

Randomness plays a big role in baseball, so there’s always a danger in ascribing success to specific factors and strategies.

Like Kurtz’s work, the UCSF paper turned heads by ascribing memory-like properties to simple immune cells that lack the diverse antigen receptors of B and T cells.

Different boycotters will ascribe different meanings to the same act.

The mother would ascribe some of his courage to him having been a Marine for eight years.

Yet neither expressed any interest in the legend that so many people want to ascribe to the man.

To the contrary, they ascribe to the belief that more guns on campus, in the hands of the right people, will make them safer.

All they have to do is attribute or ascribe as much income as possible to foreign subsidiaries.

In early English literature there was at one time a tendency to ascribe to Solomon various proverbs not in the Bible.

Cobdenites ascribe every known or imagined improvement in commerce, and the condition of the masses, to Free Trade.

Consequently, we could not ascribe these deaths to a desire for plunder on the part of some unknown person.

The short delay of my answer, you must ascribe on this occasion not to lazyness but to despondency.

What then are the musical forms to which Plato and Aristotle ascribe this remarkable efficacy?


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ascribe, such as: attribute, impute, accredit, charge, credit, and lay.

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