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.
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.