Ascribe

Definition of Ascribe

As`cribe´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Ascribed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Ascribing.]
The finest [speech] that is ascribed to Satan in the whole poem.
- Addison.
2.To attribute, as a quality, or an appurtenance; to consider or allege to belong.
More than good-will to me attribute naught.
- Spenser.
Ascribes his gettings to his parts and merit.
- Pope.
And fairly quit him of the imputed blame.
- Spenser.

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accredit, adduce, advance, affix, allege, apply, assign, attach, attach to, charge, cite, conjecture, connect with, credit, fasten, fix, give, guess, impute, lay, pin on, place, put, refer, saddle, surmise
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