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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…
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