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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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Although these predicates, considered gnoseologically, are first found in the creature, they can only prevail as divine perfections, because they are attributed to God in their highest degree, and thus free from any form of only contingent realization.
coffee companies, I find fault with much of the premise of Joshua Kurlantzick's article on the current crisis affecting the global coffee industry, "Coffee Snobs Unite," but I am particularly concerned about his use of quotes attributed to me.
Cleo's decline can, I believe, be attributed to more than her "mistakenly look[ing] to high living" (Rodgers 170).
The phrase "knowledge discovery in databases" is attributed to a 1989 workshop on KDD (Fayyad, 1996).
These data suggest that Yntema's mapping effect should not be attributed to the difference between keeping track of one versus many objects but, rather, to the difference between keeping track of values drawn from one versus many categories of unique values.
As discussed below, PFIC stock owned directly or indirectly by a partnership may be treated as being owned proportionately by its partners; PFIC stock owned directly or indirectly by an intermediate corporation may be attributed to the U.
1536, ownership cannot be attributed to siblings, nor can stock that was attributed to a family member be reattributed to another individual.
367(b)-2(f) as the net earnings and profits (if any) for all tax years attributed to the stock of the foreign corporation exchanged.