Definition of ascribe :
1. To attribute, as a quality, or an appurtenance; to consider or allege to belong.
2. To attribute, impute, or refer, as to a cause; as, his death was ascribed to a poison; to ascribe an effect to the right cause; to ascribe such a book to such an author.
attribute (part of speech: verb)
give (part of speech: verb)
donate, award, disburse, endow, dispense, serve, ration, assist, submit, send, dole, supply, share, present, give, bequeath, lend, shower, tender, allot, consign, grant, expend, pledge, offer, extend, furnish, bestow, impart, deliver, contribute, help, render, provide, lavish, allow, fund, pay, devote
blame (part of speech: verb)
- In doing so, we ascribe such results, not to the mere possession of these qualities, but to the efforts which naturally arose from them, in the circumstances in which the individual was placed. - "The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings", John Abercrombie.
- The Hindu's inclination is to appropriate them and ascribe to his own deity the novel attributes, whether they are consistent with the existing figure or not. - "Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch", Charles Eliot.
- How can you reconcile the existence side by side of divinities belonging to such different periods, or ascribe them both to an astronomical origin? - "Pagan & Christian Creeds Their Origin and Meaning", Edward Carpenter.