The verb attribute means to think that something was caused by an event or situation.

Synonyms are apply, associate, blame, or connect.

The word origins from Latin (late 14th Century) attributus meaning “assign, bestow”, past participle of attribuere meaning “assign to, allot, commit, entrust”, figuratively meaning “to attribute, ascribe, impute”. It comes from ad meaning “to” plus tribuere meaning “assign, give, bestow”.

Intelligence can’t even be attributed to him.

The strikers attribute the team’s success to a positive atmosphere at the club.

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