Attribute

  • 1 attribute — at‧tri‧bute [ˈætrɪbjuːt] noun [countable] 1. MARKETING a characteristic, feature, or quality of a product: • In selling cars, product quality and product attributes are complex. 2. STATISTICS a quality that people in a group either have or do not …

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  • 2 Attribute — At tri*bute, n. [L. attributum.] 1. That which is attributed; a quality which is considered as belonging to, or inherent in, a person or thing; an essential or necessary property or characteristic. [1913 Webster] But mercy is above this sceptered …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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… …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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

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

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  • 11 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

  • 12 attribute to — attribute (something) to (something) to say that one thing is the result of something else. The company attributed its decline to some bad investments …

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  • 13 attribute — 01. Many children [attribute] the success of professional athletes to some magical talent, without realizing all the hard work and discipline that is required. 02. Karen [attributed] the failure of her marriage to her husband s inability to… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 attribute — attributable, adj. attributer, attributor, n. v. /euh trib yooht/; n. /a treuh byooht /, v., attributed, attributing, n. v.t. 1. to regard as resulting from a specified cause; consider as caused by something indicated (usually fol. by to): She… …

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  • 15 attribute — at•trib•ute v. [[t]əˈtrɪb yut[/t]] n. [[t]ˈæ trəˌbyut[/t]] v. ut•ed, ut•ing, n. 1) to regard as resulting from a specified cause: She attributes his bad temper to ill health[/ex] 2) to consider as a quality or characteristic of the person, thing …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 attribute — attributes, attributing, attributed (The verb is pronounced [[t]ətrɪ̱bjuːt[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]æ̱trɪbjuːt[/t]].) 1) VERB If you attribute something to an event or situation, you think that it was caused by that event or situation. [V …

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  • 17 Attribute — The word attribute can refer to:* In philosophy, property, an abstraction of a characteristic of an entity or substance * In art, an object that identifies a figure, most commonly referring to objects held by saints see emblem * In social… …

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  • 18 attribute — at|tri|bute1 [əˈtrıbju:t US bjət] v attribute to / [attribute sth to sb/sth] phr v [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of attribuere, from ad to + tribuere; TRIBUTE] 1.) to believe or say that a situation or event is caused by… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 attribute — {{11}}attribute (n.) quality ascribed to someone, late 14c., from L. attributum anything attributed, neut. of attributus (see ATTRIBUTE (Cf. attribute) (v.)). Distinguished from the verb by pronunciation. {{12}}attribute (v.) late 14c., assign,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 20 attribute — I UK [əˈtrɪbjuːt] / US [əˈtrɪˌbjut] verb Word forms attribute : present tense I/you/we/they attribute he/she/it attributes present participle attributing past tense attributed past participle attributed ** Phrasal verbs: attribute to II UK… …

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