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IMPUTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does impute mean? 

IMPUTE (verb)
  The verb IMPUTE has 2 senses:

1. attribute or credit to
2. attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source

  Familiarity information: IMPUTE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPUTE (verb)


Sense 1impute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attribute or credit to

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

ascribe; attribute; impute; assign

Context examples:

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

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

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

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

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


Sense 2impute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness

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

ascribe; assign; attribute; impute (attribute or credit to)

Sentence frames:

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


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