But Netanyahu shows why we should be careful not to attribute too much cunning to those in power.
You attribute a part of the decline of violence to the forces of modernity and enlightenment.
But today, such an attribute is considered normal—modesty has become a liability.
How can I attribute such overriding importance to an ill-fated bit of entertainment?
People like to attribute laziness to his flowing dreadlocks and his baggy uniform and not running out the pop flies.
That we must attribute to cats the estimable virtue of benevolence, Mrs F— gives me two anecdotes to prove.
He was very irreligious, and entirely wanting in every attribute of a Christian.
Perhaps a slight visionariness of speculation was no less the attribute of Mrs. Mill than an absence of rigid logical principles.
The human soul is an attribute of God, as is everything else; it is an attribute of God in His power.
Naturally the East is inclined to conservative pessimism—an attribute of advancing years—and the West to impulsive optimism.
late 14c., "assign, bestow," from Latin attributus, past participle of attribuere "assign to, add, bestow;" figuratively "to attribute, ascribe, impute," from ad- "to" + tribuere "assign, give, bestow" (see tribute). Related: Attributed; attributing.
"quality ascribed to someone," late 14c., from Latin attributum "anything attributed," noun use of neuter of attributus (see attribute (v.)). Distinguished from the verb by pronunciation.
A named value or relationship that exists for some or all instances of some entity and is directly associated with that instance.
Examples include the href attribute of an HTML anchor element, the columns of a database table considered as attributes of each row, and the members (properties and methods of an object in OOP. This contrasts with the contents of some kind of container (e.g. an array), which are typically not named. The contents of an associative array, though they might be considered to be named by their key values, are not normally thought of as attributes.