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 to , you say that is the creation or result of .
    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.