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attribute
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Ender's Game
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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

  • To what, commander, do you attribute your remarkable success?

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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)
  • But they did learn what attributes of their writing were seized upon as childish and immature.
  • Fairness is a wonderful attribute, Major Anderson.

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  • She described his physical attributes.
  • The spreadsheet has a column to describe the breed of dog and then ten additional columns to indicate attributes of the breeds. For example the second column has the average full-grown weight.

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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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