attribute


attribute
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noun
ADJECTIVE
chief, great, key, main
defining, distinguishing, essential, necessary

Patience is an essential attribute for a teacher.

desirable, desired, important, positive, useful, valued
common
unique
divine, human
feminine, masculine
cultural, personal, physical, social

His physical attributes were much admired.

VERB + ATTRIBUTE
embody, have, possess
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verb
ADVERB
directly
solely
largely, mainly
in part, partially, partly
erroneously, falsely, incorrectly, mistakenly, wrongly

a quote that has often been falsely attributed to George Patton

PREPOSITION
to

They claim that one in twenty deaths can be directly attributed to air pollution.

PHRASES
be commonly attributed to, be generally attributed to, be usually attributed to, be widely attributed to

The goals commonly attributed to management are status, power, salary and security.

Climate change is widely attributed to the build-up of greenhouse gases.

Attribute is used with these nouns as the object: ↑blame, ↑failure, ↑meaning, ↑problem, ↑quotation, ↑quote, ↑responsibility, ↑success

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  • attribute — I verb accredit with, adsignare, ascribe, assign, charge with, connect with, consider as belonging to, impute, point to, predicate, set down to, tribuere associated concepts: attribute a cause to an individual II index ascribe …   Law dictionary

  • Attribute — At*trib ute ([a^]t tr[i^]*b[=u]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attributed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attributing}.] [L. attributus, p. p. of attribuere; ad + tribuere to bestow. See {Tribute}.] To ascribe; to consider (something) as due or appropriate (to); to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attribute — sind überhaupt alle, einer Person oder Sache beigelegten Eigenschaften. In der bildenden Kunst ist Attribut fast gleichbedeutend mit Symbol (s. d. Art.) oder Sinnbild. Die Attribute sind zweifacher Natur: wesentliche und willkürliche. Die Fackel… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • attribute — n 1 *quality, property, character, accident 2 emblem, *symbol, type Analogous words: *sign, mark, token, badge, note: *character, symbol, sign attribute …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • attribute — [n] feature aspect, character, characteristic, facet, idiosyncrasy, indication, mark, note, particularity, peculiarity, point, property, quality, quirk, sign, speciality, symbol, trait, virtue; concepts 411,673,834 attribute [v] ascribe, assign… …   New thesaurus

  • attribute — ► VERB (attribute to) ▪ regard as belonging to or being caused by. ► NOUN 1) a characteristic or inherent quality or feature. 2) an object that represents a person, status, or office. DERIVATIVES attributable adjective attribution noun …   English terms dictionary

  • attribute — [ə trib′yo͞ot; ] for n. [ a′trə byo͞ot΄] vt. attributed, attributing [< L attributus, pp. of attribuere, to assign < ad , to + tribuere, to assign < tribus: see TRIBE] 1. to set down or think of as belonging to, produced by, resulting… …   English World dictionary

  • attribute to — index blame Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • attribute to — attribute (something) to (someone) to say that someone else was responsible for creating something. Any quotation included in your writing has to be attributed to the person who originally wrote it. Usage notes: usually said about a piece of… …   New idioms dictionary


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