ascribe VERB (ascribe to) 1) attribute (a particular cause, person, or period) to. 2) regard (a quality) as belonging to.
DERIVATIVES ascribable adjective ascription noun.
ORIGIN Latin ascribere, from scribere 'write' .

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  • Ascribable — As*crib a*ble, a. Capable of being ascribed; attributable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ascribable — index derivative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ascribable — (adj.) 1670s, from ASCRIBE (Cf. ascribe) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Ascribably; ascribability …   Etymology dictionary

  • ascribable — adjective capable of being assigned or credited to punctuation errors ascribable to careless proofreading the cancellation of the concert was due to the rain the oversight was not imputable to him • Syn: ↑due, ↑imputable, ↑referable • …   Useful english dictionary

  • ascribable — adjective see ascribe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ascribable — See ascribe. * * * …   Universalium

  • ascribable — adjective Able to be ascribed …   Wiktionary

  • ascribable — Synonyms and related words: accountable, alleged, assignable, attributable, attributed, charged, credited, derivable from, derivational, derivative, deserving, due, entitled to, explicable, imputable, imputed, meriting, meritorious, owing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ascribable — as·crib·a·ble || É™ skraɪbÉ™bl adj. attributable, assignable, chargeable, imputable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ascribable — a. Attributable, traceable, chargeable, imputable, referrible, owing …   New dictionary of synonyms

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