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English definition of “impute sth to sb”

impute sth to sb

(BELIEVE) formal phrasal verb with impute     /ɪmˈpjuːt/ verb
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
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