attribute

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Attribute is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

noun
verb

Verb[change]

Plain form
attribute

Third-person singular
attributes

Past tense
attributed

Past participle
attributed

Present participle
attributing

  1. (transitive) If you attribute x to y, you say that x is the creation or result of y.
    He attributes his success to the love of his parents.
    The famous phrase is usually attributed to Winston Churchill, though some believe he never actually said it.

Related words[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
attribute

Plural
attributes

  1. An attribute is a part, feature, or characteristic.
    A good sense of humour is an essential attribute for a doctor to have.