attribute to


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attribute to

To cite as the source or reason for something. A noun can be used between "attribute" and "to." I attribute my success to lots of hard work. That famous saying is usually, and incorrectly, attributed to Shakespeare.

attribute something to someone or something

to ascribe something to someone or something; to believe that someone or something is the source of something. We attribute our success to your good advice. I attribute all these ill-mannered memos to Andrew.
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From this data set, attributes are analyzed by identifying types of the attribute, relationship between attributes, and properties of each attribute to select the appropriate attribute.
His reasoning was that the suspended losses at the shareholder level are deemed NOLs, and, therefore, would be a tax attribute to be reduced.
The lack of distinctiveness when associating the same attribute to many fire engines made the memory discrimination and retrieval processes more difficult.
Alternatively, examples can be entered unstructured and, when the system finds a conflict, it prompts the expert to provide an attribute to solve the conflict.
For the one-at-a-time attribute rating data, Zeller's rating was subtracted from the rating of each store on each attribute to make it the origin of the scale.
8) The IRS indicated in that ruling that it would no longer attribute to an individual family member shares held by other family members in determining whether the transferred shares should be valued as part of a controlling interest.