impute to

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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