Ascribe means to give credit to, like if you ascribe the A you got on your group project to the hard work of your partners!

Ascribe's Latin root is ascribere, meaning basically "to write in.'' Makes sense, because ascribe is often used to link writers to their words. Many a quirky quote, like "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter," is ascribed to that famous scribe Mark Twain. It can also be a way of blaming something — you might ascribe your bad attitude to your mom because she won't let you have cupcakes for dinner.

Definitions of ascribe
  1. verb
    attribute or credit to
    synonyms: assign, attribute, impute
    attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source
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    attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source
    carnalize, sensualize
    ascribe to an origin in sensation
    give someone credit for something
    attribute to another source
    anthropomorphise, anthropomorphize
    ascribe human features to something
    personate, personify
    attribute human qualities to something
    accredit, credit
    ascribe an achievement to
    blame, charge
    attribute responsibility to
    externalise, externalize, project
    regard as objective
    interiorise, interiorize, internalise, internalize
    incorporate within oneself; make subjective or personal
    type of:
    evaluate, judge, pass judgment
    form a critical opinion of
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