attributing

[ verb uh-trib-yoot; noun a-truh-byoot ]SEE DEFINITION OF attributing
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We are, however, attributing too much to this formidable power.

The answer is, that in these and all other determinations of any notion we are attributing to it 'Not-being.'

You may persist, if you will, in attributing to me wrongs I never inflicted.

I did not heed the threat at the time, attributing it to temper.

But these are my own reflections and I am by no means sure that I am right in attributing them to him.

Nor is the abuse all true, in attributing to him motives so low.

Paul was not long in attributing this change to its real cause.

Many authors have had the idea of attributing them to the worship of the sun.

When attributing the same doctrine to Wesleyans, it becomes their tenent.

The danger confronts us of attributing Shaksperian characteristics to Ossian.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "assign, bestow," from Latin attributus, past participle of attribuere "assign to, add, bestow;" figuratively "to attribute, ascribe, impute," from ad- "to" + tribuere "assign, give, bestow" (see tribute). Related: Attributed; attributing.

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