Definition of Ascribe

1. Verb. Attribute or credit to. "People impute great cleverness to cats"




Definition of Ascribe

1. v. t. To attribute, impute, or refer, as to a cause; as, his death was ascribed to a poison; to ascribe an effect to the right cause; to ascribe such a book to such an author.

Definition of Ascribe

1. Verb. (transitive) To attribute a cause or characteristic to someone or something. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To attribute a book, painting or any work of art or literature to a writer or creator. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ascribe

1. to attribute to a specified cause, source, or origin [v -CRIBED, -CRIBING, -CRIBES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascribe

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Literary usage of Ascribe

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... and who by the breath of his genius animated or re-created their several family heroes into everlasting types of character; that I would ascribe the ..."

2. The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life by Hannah More (1827)
"... \ve ascribe to God, as revolu- tier : once assured of the protection of the ... ascribe to him power and wisdom in the of his own infinitely hol v will. ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"Let none, therefore, presume to ascribe the victory " of the barbarians to the fear, the weakness, or the imprudence oí " the Roman troops. ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1866)
"... consulted ascribe to him only one wife, Hedwige of Neuburg. What is the correct Polish pronunciation of the name ..."

5. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1906)
"Political leaders also had causes to ascribe and remedies to suggest. Now is the time, wrote Jackson, to separate the government from all banks. ..."

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