Definition of impute :
1. To adjudge as one's own ( the sin or righteousness) of another; as, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us.
2. To charge; to ascribe; to attribute; to set to the account of; to charge to one as the author, responsible originator, or possessor; - generally in a bad sense.
3. To take account of; to consider; to regard.
accuse (part of speech: verb)
blame (part of speech: verb)
attribute (part of speech: verb)
- How can such a miserable creature as you impute to others what you do yourself every time that you open your mouth?" - "Old Fritz and the New Era", Louise Muhlbach.
- It becomes you well, barbarians as you are, to impute extravagant cruelties to the best of emperors; you who have deluged Europe with blood, and covered it with corpses, in order to prove that the same body can be in a thousand places at once, and that the pope can sell indulgences! - "A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version"", François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh.
- His plans often failed, but his aspirations were always pure and lofty, and it was characteristic of him to impute the failure of the special plan to some stubbornness in the materials he attempted to manipulate, rather than to any deficiency in his own faculty. - "Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890", Octavius Brooks Frothingham.