attribute attribute  /ˈæ trə ˌbjut/


  1. (n) a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
  2. (n) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
  3. (v) attribute or credit to
  4. (v) decide as to where something belongs in a scheme


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  1. In fact, they are more likely to attribute it to individual causes like a lack of hard work--77% did so, compared with 62% of whites.
  2. Alber, 45, does not attribute any grandiose meaning to clothes: the transformation a woman feels when she puts on one of his dresses should originate in her rather than the cloth.
  3. I attribute it to bad luck and nothing else.


  1. Creative Laundry Systems Presented Ideas on the Changing Role of Laundry in Marketing Apartments at Marcus and ...

    Advances in equipment can transform laundry from a low value necessity into a rent enhancing amenity in Class A, B and C communities. It is especially important in competitive markets where internet marketing makes any unique attribute a marketing plus. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Boys & Girls Clubs offering ‘Intro to Golf’ program

    BULLHEAD CITY — Many successful PGA Tour professionals will tell you they attribute their success on the golf course to early exposure to the game.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Mohave Daily News

  3. Gas Prices Stay Low in Mississippi

    Petroleum speculators attribute Mississippi's below-average gas prices, like the ones found at Love's Truck Stop on Hwy. 80 in Pearl, to stabile production from refineries.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Jackson Free Press


  1. Ms Macklin added: "The apology will be made on behalf of the Australian government and does not attribute guilt to the current generation of Australians."
    on Jan 30, 2008 By: Jenny Macklin Source: Independent

  2. In the past, including in an interview with in August just ahead of her nomination, Palin said: "I'm not one though who would attribute [global warming] to being man-made."
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source:

  3. "Darren is in the same vein as Paul, Ryan Giggs and Wes Brown in that he is a long-serving member of the team," Ferguson said. "His consistency and level-headed approach is a great attribute and we are all delighted he has signed a new...
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Times Online

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propriety propriety
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