impute

[im-pyoot]
verb (used with object), imputed, imputing.
1.
to attribute or ascribe: The children imputed magical powers to the old woman.
2.
to attribute or ascribe (something discreditable), as to a person.
3.
Law. to ascribe to or charge (a person) with an act or quality because of the conduct of another over whom one has control or for whose acts or conduct one is responsible.
4.
Theology. to attribute (righteousness, guilt, etc.) to a person or persons vicariously; ascribe as derived from another.
5.
Obsolete. to charge (a person) with fault.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English imputen < Latin imputāre, equivalent to im- im-1 + putāre to assess, reckon, think; see putative

imputable, adjective
imputative [im-pyoo-tuh-tiv] , adjective
imputatively, adverb
imputativeness, noun
imputedly, adverb
imputer, noun
nonimputable, adjective
nonimputableness, noun
nonimputably, adverb
nonimputative, adjective
nonimputatively, adverb
nonimputativeness, noun
unimputable, adjective

impugn, impute.


1. See attribute.
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impute (ɪmˈpjuːt)
 
vb
1.  to attribute or ascribe (something dishonest or dishonourable, esp a criminal offence) to a person
2.  to attribute to a source or cause: I impute your success to nepotism
3.  commerce to give (a notional value) to goods or services when the real value is unknown
 
[C14: from Latin imputāre, from im- + putāre to think, calculate]
 
impu'tation
 
n
 
im'putative
 
adj
 
im'puter
 
n

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impute
late 14c., from O.Fr. imputer, from L. imputare "to reckon, account, charge, ascribe," from in- "upon" + putare "reckon, clear up, trim, prune, settle" (see pave).
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Example sentences
One of the biggest failings people suffer from is imputing causal relationships
  in places where they are not appropriate.
Imputing intention is merely efficient shorthand for lengthy explanation.
First of all, racism is an inappropriate word here since it means imputing
  biological inferiority to other people.
But now you insist of imputing meaning where there currently is none.
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