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verb as in assign to source

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But, growing up, he had never ascribed to any kind of religion, always doubting and questioning it.

Certain personality traits and types are unofficially ascribed to them by students.

For his part, Rouhani ascribed his failure to attend the luncheon to a lack of preparation.

The battle cry of “Freedom” was in fact something you ascribed to both Northern and Southern soldiers.

A second charge can be directly ascribed to Washington forcing financial firms to change their behavior.

It is not, however, the incident in itself that is now referred to, but only the formality ascribed to it in the narrative.

He evinced the opposite of the temper usually ascribed to the “Shepherd-boy” —a birth-date by Ex.

Yet he seems not to admit the function ascribed to it, and asserts that it is in many cases wanting.

Others muttered that the event which all good men lamented was to be ascribed to unprincipled ambition.

It must, however, be ascribed chiefly to the moment of its presentation rather than to any superlative merit in the drama.


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ascribed, such as: attribute, impute, reference, credit, charge, and lay.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.