At·trib·ute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attributed; p. pr. & vb. n. Attributing.] To ascribe; to consider (something) as due or appropriate (to); to refer, as an effect to a cause; to impute; to assign; to consider as belonging (to).
We attribute nothing to God that hath any repugnancy or contradiction in it. --Abp. Tillotson.
The merit of service is seldom attributed to the true and exact performer. --Shak.
Syn: -- See Ascribe.