What does ascribe mean?

ascribe meaning in General Dictionary

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

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  • 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.

ascribe meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.


ascribe meaning in General Dictionary

(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.

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  • (v. t.) To attribute, as an excellent, or an appurtenance; to think about or allege to belong.

Sentence Examples with the word ascribe

Dr Vigfusson would ascribe its editing and completion to Sturla the Lawman, c. 1250.

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