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ascribe to

To attribute something to a person or source. A noun can be used between "ascribe" and "to." Unless you want the teacher to think you're plagiarizing, be sure to ascribe all of your quotes to the proper sources. Can you believe this ludicrous statement that's been ascribed to the CEO?

ascribe something to someone or something

to attribute something to someone or something; to assert that something has been caused by someone or something. Please do not ascribe that attitude to my friends. We ascribed the offensive action to Jill and only Jill.
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79 that Ezekiel left "two books" implies a tradition ascribing to the prophet an apocryphal as well as the canonical book.
Attributing it to Maimonides is every bit as controversial as ascribing to Thomas Jefferson a belief in the existence of certain inalienable rights.