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impute (something) to (someone or something)

To attribute something to someone or something. I don't know, I impute her anxiety to all the instability she had to deal with as a kid. What have the investigators imputed the plane crash to?
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impute something to someone or something

to ascribe something to someone or something; to attribute something to someone or something. I didn't mean to impute a bad intention to your company. The lawyer imputed perjury to the witness.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Strength: Maintains the size of the database Uses the information in each record to impute the missing values in that record
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7872, which requires the parties to impute interest income and expense on below-market-rate loans and treat the imputed interest as a gift.
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The Board proposes to impute the income from its clearing balance investments on the basis of a broader portfolio of investment instruments than used today.
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