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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).
Officials in the Simi Valley Unified School District said the improved scores could be attributed to a focused attention on the standards assessed in the test.
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.
The continued improvement in earnings is mainly attributed to strong loan growth and the stable credit quality of the Company's loan portfolios.
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.
The drop in African-American and Latino admissions to UCLA also can be attributed to a directive from the UC Regents that the law schools consider an applicant's socioeconomic status, thereby giving preferences to students coming from low-income backgrounds, said Nikos.
Conolog President, Marc Benou, stated, "Profits in the third quarter were attributed to increased sales of the PTR1500 and PTR1000, as well as from our recently introduced PDR2000.
1536, ownership cannot be attributed to siblings, nor can stock that was attributed to a family member be reattributed to another individual.
Pepper spray is another common element, although only one death has been directly attributed to it.
The net revenue decrease is attributed to lower gross sales as a result of DH Audio refocusing their sales strategy away from sales channels that historically have had higher levels of returns.
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.
Pfizer's high position can also be attributed to strong sales and marketing and innovative new products.