Definition of 'attribute'
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The rise was attributed to improvements in the way police record reports. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The group attributed its success to the consistent delivery of strong organic growth and cash generation since its listing six years ago. Computing (2010)Women and men have different attributes that are better used together. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Tilbury attributes the success of their friendship to a shared sense of fun. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Whether this quality should be attributed to chance or design is hard to say. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The change has been attributed to a rise in the cost of production. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Can we attribute his behaviour to his service background? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The only difference was that the human attributes found no verbal form. WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration (2002)He says setbacks such as this can usually be attributed to three things. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Rare survivors from his early years are brought together with freshly attributed paintings from his maturity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Different means of access to housing involve different resources and attributes. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)She attributes her success in large part to cutting out household chores. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Experts attribute a rise in addiction to a surge in the use of prescription pain medication. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Any undesirable behaviours are attributed to poverty and alienation. The Sun (2016)Many commentators have noticed that he lacked what are often regarded as the higher human attributes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It will also include paintings wrongly attributed to famous artists. The Sun (2009)All the forwards have got different attributes and skills. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He is an incredibly successful man who attributes his success to luck. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Evidence citing emails and instant messages included in settlements is often attributed to particular traders by the media. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Do you agree that our language subtly conveys the message that "crime and evil are usually attributed to the male"? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)To take on another person's physical attributes and play them fully needs huge amounts of energy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As many as nine out ten truck crashes involve human error, often attributed to fatigue. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In both cases, this was partly attributed to playing so much football at an early age. The Sun (2013) Often attributed to excessive consumption of confectionery, though there is no evidence that dietary factors are responsible. The Dictionary of Nutritional Health (1986)The second quality or attribute that I look for and coach is critical for success. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That's why they aren't attributed to any particular individual. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But while happily conceding all these claims, I should still want to attribute the particular spell of her work to another grace. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
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Translations for 'attribute'
British English: attribute VERB
If you attribute something to an event or situation, you think that it was caused by that event or situation.
Their lack of achievement was attributed to bad management.
British English: attribute NOUN
An attribute is a quality or feature that someone or something has.
Cruelty is a normal attribute of human behaviour.
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