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English definition of “attribute”

attribute

verb [T, usually passive]     /əˈtrɪbjuːt/
to say or think that something is the result of a particular thing: attribute sth to sth Her success can be attributed to three main factors.
to say that a particular person was the first person to say something, do something, invent something, etc.: attribute sth to sb This idea has long been attributed to Keynes, but in fact he was not the first to think of it.
(Definition of attribute verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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