ascribe

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /əˈskraɪb/

Verb[change]

Plain form
ascribe

Third-person singular
ascribes

Past tense
ascribed

Past participle
ascribed

Present participle
ascribing

  1. (transitive) To attribute a cause or characteristic to someone or something.
    We may ascribe the failure to the leader, but it is also explained by bad luck.
  2. (transitive) To attribute a book, painting or any work of art or literature to a specific writer or painter or creator.
    It is arguable as to whether we can truly ascribe this play to Shakespeare.

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