attribute sth to sb/sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “attribute sth to sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

"attribute sth to sb/sth" in British English

See all translations

attribute sth to sb/sth

phrasal verb with attribute uk   us   /əˈtrɪb.jʊt/ /-juːt/ verb
C2 to say or ​think that something is the ​result or ​work of something or someone ​else: The ​doctors have attributed the ​cause of the ​illness to an ​unknownvirus. To what do you ​attribute this ​delay? Most ​experts have attributed the ​drawing to Michelangelo.
(Definition of attribute sth to sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “attribute sth to sb/sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…归因于…, 认为…由…生产, 认为…是…所为…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…歸因於…, 認為…由…產生, 認為…是…所為…
What is the pronunciation of attribute sth to sb/sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More