AskDefine | Define ascribe

Dictionary Definition

ascribe v : attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats" [syn: impute, assign, attribute]

User Contributed Dictionary



From ascribo, from ad- "to" + scribo.


  • a RP /əˈskraɪb/


  1. To attribute; to impute; to refer, as to a cause.
  2. To attribute, as death to a poison.
  3. To attribute an effect to the right cause.
  4. To attribute a book to an author.

Derived terms

Related terms


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1