To attribute impute or refer as to an underlying cause as his death ended up being ascribed to a poison to ascribe a result to the right cause to ascribe such a novel to these types of an author
- attribute or credit to
- To feature, impute, or send, as to an underlying cause; because, his death had been ascribed to a poison; to ascribe a result off to the right cause; to ascribe such a novel to these types of an author.
- To attribute, as a quality, or an appurtenance; to consider or allege to belong.
mid-14c., ascrive, from Old French ascrivre "to inscribe; feature, impute," from Latin ascribere "to create in, to add to in a writing," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + scribere "to write" (see script (n.)). Spelling restored by 16c. Relevant: Ascribed; ascribing.
(v. t.) To attribute, impute, or recommend, on a reason; since, their demise was ascribed to a poison; to ascribe an impact off to the right cause; to ascribe such a book to these types of an author.
- (v. t.) To attribute, as an excellent, or an appurtenance; to think about or allege to belong.
Dr Vigfusson would ascribe its editing and completion to Sturla the Lawman, c. 1250.