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Verb: attribute  'at-ru,byoot
  1. Associate ownership or authorship with
    "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare";
    - impute, ascribe, assign
     
  2. Decide as to where something belongs in a scheme
    "The biologist attributed the mushroom to the proper class";
    - assign
Noun: attribute  'at-ru,byoot
  1. A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
    "self-confidence is not an endearing attribute";
    - property, dimension
     
  2. An abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

Derived forms: attributed, attributing, attributes

Type of: abstract entity, abstraction, concept, conception, construct, evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Encyclopedia: Attribute