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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.Concluding and deducing

(BELIEVE)

to believe that someone or something has a particular characteristic, quality, or meaning: He arrogantly imputed stupidity to anyone who disagreed with him.Imagining and conceiving
(Definition of impute sth to sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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