impute

  • 1 impute — im·pute /im pyüt/ vt im·put·ed, im·put·ing 1: to consider or calculate as a value or cost (as for taxation); broadly: to reckon as an actual thing impute a benefit from the use of the car 2 in the civil law of Louisiana: to direct (payment) to… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Impute — Im*pute , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imputed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imputing}.] [F. imputer, L. imputare to bring into the reckoning, charge, impute; pref. im in + putare to reckon, think. See {Putative}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To charge; to ascribe; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 impute — im‧pute [ɪmˈpjuːt] verb [transitive] 1. LAW to suggest that someone or something is the cause of a particular situation, or is responsible for a particular action, especially something bad: • The court ruled that the newspaper report did impute a …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 impute — ► VERB (usu. impute to) ▪ attribute (something, especially something bad) to someone. DERIVATIVES imputable adjective imputation noun. ORIGIN Latin imputare enter in the account …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 impute to — index blame Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 imputé — imputé, ée (in pu té, tée) part. passé d imputer. 1°   Terme de finance. Appliqué à un certain objet, en parlant d une somme, d une valeur. 2°   Fig. Action imputée, action dont nous avons la responsabilité en bien ou en mal. •   Dans tous les… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 7 impute — (v.) early 15c., from O.Fr. imputer (14c.) and directly from L. imputare to reckon, make account of, charge, ascribe, from assimilated form of in in, into (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + putare reckon, clear up, trim, prune, settle (see PAVE (Cf. pave)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 impute — attribute, *ascribe, assign, refer, credit, accredit, charge Analogous words: attach, *fasten, affix: *accuse, charge, indict: allege, advance, *adduce: intimate, insinuate, hint (see SUGGEST) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 impute — [v] attribute accredit, accuse, adduce, ascribe, assign, blame, brand, censure, charge, credit, hang something on*, hint, indict, insinuate, intimate, lay, pin on*, refer, reference, stigmatize; concepts 44,49 Ant. defend, guard, help, protect …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 imputé — Imputé, [imput]ée. part. Il a les significations de son verbe …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 11 impute — [im pyo͞ot′] vt. imputed, imputing [ME imputen < OFr imputer < L imputare < in , in, to + putare, to estimate, think, orig., to prune, cleanse: see PURE] 1. to attribute (esp. a fault or misconduct) to another; charge with; ascribe 2.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 impute — v. (formal) (d; tr.) to impute to (to impute base motives to smb.) * * * [ɪm pjuːt] (formal) (d; tr.) to impute to (to impute base motives to smb.) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 impute — UK [ɪmˈpjuːt] / US [ɪmˈpjut] verb [transitive] Word forms impute : present tense I/you/we/they impute he/she/it imputes present participle imputing past tense imputed past participle imputed formal Phrasal verbs: impute to …

    English dictionary

  • 14 impute to — phrasal verb Word forms impute to : present tense I/you/we/they impute to he/she/it imputes to present participle imputing to past tense imputed to past participle imputed to impute something to someone/something to say that someone or something… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 impute — im|pute [ımˈpju:t] v impute to [impute sth to sb] phr v [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: imputare, from putare to think, consider ] to say, often unfairly, that someone is responsible for something bad or has bad intentions ▪ The police were… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 impute — [[t]ɪmpju͟ːt[/t]] imputes, imputing, imputed VERB If you impute something such as blame or a crime to someone, you say that they are responsible for it or are the cause of it. [FORMAL] [V n to n] It is grossly unfair to impute blame to the United …

    English dictionary

  • 17 impute to — im ˈpute ˌto [present tense I/you/we/they impute to he/she/it imputes to present participle imputing to …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 impute — verb /ɪmˈpjuːt/ a) To reckon as pertaining or attributable; to charge; to ascribe; to attribute; to set to the account of; to charge to one as the author, responsible originator, or possessor; generally in a bad sense …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 impute — im|pute [ ım pjut ] verb transitive FORMAL im pute ,to phrasal verb impute something to someone/something to say that someone or something has a specific quality, especially a bad one, or is guilty of something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 impute — [ɪm pju:t] verb 1》 (usu. impute something to) attribute (something, especially something bad) to someone. 2》 Theology ascribe (righteousness, guilt, etc.) to someone by virtue of a similar quality in another. 3》 Finance assign (a value) to… …

    English new terms dictionary