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attribute
Used In
Metamorphosis
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as in: I attribute it to... Define
to credit (a source for something) -- such as:
  • to say that something happened because of someone or something else (give credit or blame)
  • to say that an idea or quotation came from a specified source

  • She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to him.

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  • She attributed this quotation to Shakespeare.
  • She attributes her success to hard work.

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as in: It is an attribute of... Define
a characteristic (of something or someone)
as in: I attribute it to... Define
to credit (a source for something) -- such as:
  • to say that something happened because of someone or something else (give credit or blame)
  • to say that an idea or quotation came from a specified source

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