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impute sth to sb

formal
verb uk phrasal verb with impute   /ɪmˈpjuːt/ us  

(ACCUSE)

to say that someone is responsible for something that has happened, or that something is the cause of something else: They imputed the error to the lawyer who was handling her case.

(BELIEVE)

to believe that someone or something has a particular characteristic, quality, or meaning: He arrogantly imputed stupidity to anyone who disagreed with him.
Translations of “impute sth to sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 歸咎, 把…歸咎於(某人), 把…歸於(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 归咎, 把…归咎于(某人), 把…归于(某人)…
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