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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ascribe mean? 

ASCRIBE (verb)
  The verb ASCRIBE has 1 sense:

1. attribute or credit to

  Familiarity information: ASCRIBE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ASCRIBE (verb)

Sense 1ascribe [BACK TO TOP]


Attribute or credit to

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


ascribe; attribute; impute; assign

Context examples:

We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare / People impute great cleverness to cats

Hypernyms (to "ascribe" is one way to...):

evaluate; judge; pass judgment (form a critical opinion of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ascribe"):

impute (attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source)

externalise; externalize; project (regard as objective)

blame; charge (attribute responsibility to)

accredit; credit (give credit for)

personate; personify (attribute human qualities to something)

anthropomorphise; anthropomorphize (ascribe human features to something)

reattribute (attribute to another source)

credit (give someone credit for something)

carnalize; sensualize (ascribe to an origin in sensation)

interiorise; interiorize; internalise; internalize (incorporate within oneself; make subjective or personal)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something to somebody
Somebody ----s something PP

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