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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 unknown virus. To what do you attribute this delay? Most experts have attributed the drawing to Michelangelo.
Translations of “attribute sth to sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…歸因於…, 認為…由…產生, 認為…是…所為…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…归因于…, 认为…由…生产, 认为…是…所为…
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