Ascribe
[ uh-skrahyb ]
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Part of Speechverb (1), verb (2)
Origin + Etymology
Middle English; Latinfrom Latin ascribere, from ad- ‘to’ + scribere ‘write
Synonyms
verb (1)
  • belong
  • accredit
  • associate
verb (2)
  • attribute
  • accredit
  • credit
  • reference
Antonyms
verb (1)
  • dissociate
  • disconnect
verb (2)
  • separate
  • dissociate
Definition
verb (1)
to attribute or think of as belonging, as a quality or characteristic
verb (2)
to credit or assign, as to a cause or source; attribute; impute
Examples
verb (1)
Hard-working is a quality commonly ascribed to top bosses.
verb (2)
She ascribed her short temper to being hungry and tired.
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