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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pute /ɪmˈpjut/
 (vt.)歸罪,使負責,嫁禍于

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imputed; p. pr. & vb. n. Imputing.]
 1. To charge; to ascribe; to attribute; to set to the account of; to charge to one as the author, responsible originator, or possessor; -- generally in a bad sense.
 Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault,
 If memory o'er their tomb no trophies raise.   --Gray.
    One vice of a darker shade was imputed to him -- envy.   --Macaulay.
 2. Theol. To adjudge as one's own (the sin or righteousness) of another; as, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us.
    It was imputed to him for righteousness.   --Rom. iv. 22.
 They merit
 Imputed shall absolve them who renounce
 Their own, both righteous and unrighteous deeds.   --Milton.
 3. To take account of; to consider; to regard. [R.]
    If we impute this last humiliation as the cause of his death.   --Gibbon.
 Syn: -- To ascribe; attribute; charge; reckon; consider; imply; insinuate; refer. See Ascribe.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 impute
      v 1: attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to
           Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
           [syn: ascribe, assign, attribute]
      2: attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source;
         "The teacher imputed the student's failure to his
         nervousness"