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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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This principle is repeated by Llull in his Vita coaetanea, but in an expanded form that corresponds to its inter-religious horizon: "It is appropriate for every wise man to hold that belief which attributes to God in whom all sages of the world believe higher goodness, greatness, power, perfection etc.
It generates a small dataset of 200 queries with 10 Boolean attributes to measure the quality of approximation algorithms comparing with the Naive approach as the naive approach is not feasible for large datasets.
EPA research continues to address the health effects of PM characteristics and constituents, but increasingly, key research questions are focusing on linking these PM attributes to source categories.
108(b) requires taxpayers to reduce their tax attributes to the extent of the excluded COD income.
What is not clear is the nature and extent of the importance of various attributes to specific levels of expertise such as TIASs.
1) Testing by prompting for the brand and asking respondents to name attributes to assess the prevalence of negative attributes.
Cleo uses her assertive, "masculine" gender attributes to create her domestic kingdom, where she will rule.
In some cases it may be necessary to perturb even nonconfidential attributes to avoid biased responses to queries.
Failing to include attributes to handle name changes, or failing to update a record when a name change is reported, reduces the accuracy of the record, may impede the location of the remainder of the record at a future time, and may miss data related to the name change pertinent to the record.
The current investigation explores the roles that spatial layout and organization of information to be remembered (particularly the mapping of attributes to objects) can have on individuals' abilities to keep track of rapidly changing information.
The next stage, using data collected from the third section of the survey questionnaire, involved the reduction of the interrelated attributes to a smaller number of factors.
By fending off competitors' attacks, we can prevent conversion of nondeterminant attributes to determinant ones in their favor and avoid serious threats.
ACHCA is confident that the result is an exam that accurately identifies individuals who have the attributes to administer a nursing home in an exceptional manner.
What types of knowledge must be possessed to adequately diagnose a situation, and then using this knowledge, find the attributes to match a particular buyer's needs?
IRC section 1398 lists the debtor's tax attributes to which the bankruptcy estate succeeds, including net operating losses, capital loss carryovers and others, but not unused PALs.