Is writing simply a borderless act or can we ascribe a closed-circuit origin to it?
My problem with both perspectives is the tendency to ascribe human motivations to non-human entities.
What drives the human impulse to ascribe divine meaning to tragic events?
Yet neither expressed any interest in the legend that so many people want to ascribe to the man.
Different boycotters will ascribe different meanings to the same act.
There are some, on the other hand, who ascribe to the story a deep spiritual meaning.
To ascribe them specially to God would seem to us far-fetched.
If I am still unable to follow the impulse of my heart, I hope you will ascribe it to the state of my eyes.
That is, theoretically we may ascribe them to God, but practically we dissociate Him from them.
So might it be possible to ascribe to particular months the tokens with which the obliging sea bestrews the beaches.
to count; to enter into an account
Latin ad- + scribere 'to write'
transitive; used with to