Synonyms of 'ascribe'
Doctors ascribed the child's death to a hole in the heart.
usage note:Ascribe is sometimes used where subscribe is meant: I do not subscribe (not ascribe) to this view of music.
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If you assign a particular function or value to someone or something, you say they have it.
Assign the letters of the alphabet their numerical values.
If you attribute something to an event or situation, you think that it was caused by that event or situation.
They attribute their success to external causes such as luck.
Thesaurus for ascribe from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you ascribe an event or condition to a particular cause, you say or consider that it was caused by that thing.