ascribable

ascribe

[uh-skrahyb]
verb (used with object), ascribed, ascribing.
1.
to credit or assign, as to a cause or source; attribute; impute: The alphabet is usually ascribed to the Phoenicians.
2.
to attribute or think of as belonging, as a quality or characteristic: They ascribed courage to me for something I did out of sheer panic.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin ascrībere, equivalent to a- a-5 + scrībere to scribe2; replacing Middle English ascrive < Middle French. See shrive

ascribable, adjective
unascribed, adjective

ascribe, proscribe, subscribe.


1. See attribute.
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ascribe (əˈskraɪb)
 
vb
1.  to credit or assign, as to a particular origin or period: to ascribe parts of a play to Shakespeare
2.  to attribute as a quality; consider as belonging to: to ascribe beauty to youth
 
[C15: from Latin ascrībere to enrol, from ad in addition + scrībere to write]
 
usage  Ascribe is sometimes wrongly used where subscribe is meant: I do not subscribe (not ascribe) to this view
 
as'cribable
 
adj

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ascribe
mid-14c., ascrive, from O.Fr. ascrivre "to attribute, inscribe," from L. ascribere "to write in, to add to in a writing," from ad- "to" + scribere "to write" (see script). Spelling restored 16c.
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