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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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He omits a major aspect of Aristotle's faculty psychology, which makes the Stagirite compatible with the Platonic anthropology that Levi ascribes to the humanists and reformers.
Forest Service retiree Stan Tixier ascribes to the policy of "green underwear.
Full Disclosure ascribes to and promotes the principles of democracy, particularly the concepts of freedom of speech and intellectual inquiry, as well as freedom of information through an independent media.
In his article in the winter 1997 Arab Studies Quarterly, John Strawson purports to critique the second edition of my book Islam and Human Rights: Tradition and Politics and ascribes to me various misguided positions regarding how human rights relate to Islamic culture and law.
Too much in that he mistakenly ascribes to a misconceived American intervention virtually all of Israel's difficulties during this crucial period; too little in that in doing so, he ignores many other critical factors.
British Biotech has been no exception and the Board is frustrated, as I am sure you all are, by the low value the market ascribes to the Company.