Definition Of ascribes


attribute something to (a cause).

he ascribed Jane's short temper to her upset stomach

Example Of ascribes

  • Any half-wit, by the simple device of ascribing his delusions to revelation, takes on an authority that is denied to all the rest of us.

  • Around the world, people ascribe god-like attributes to lightning, rivers or even old buildings.

  • As long as a believer ascribes his views to his faith, he can say anything he wants and if you don't like it, you're the bigot.

  • Cynthia ascribes his behaviour to his upbringing.

  • Ex-radicals usually ascribe their evolution to the inevitable giving way of idealistic youth to responsible maturity.

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