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attribute sth to sb/sth

phrasal verb with attribute uk   /əˈtrɪb.juːt/  us   /əˈtrɪb.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.
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