ascription

Definitions of ascription
1

n assigning to a cause or source

Synonyms:
attribution
Types:
animatism
the attribution of consciousness and personality to natural phenomena such as thunderstorms and earthquakes and to objects such as plants and stones
imputation
the attribution to a source or cause
externalisation, externalization
attributing to outside causes
Type of:
categorisation, categorization, classification, sorting
the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories

n assigning some quality or character to a person or thing

“the ascription to me of honors I had not earned”
Synonyms:
attribution
Types:
zoomorphism
the attribution of animal forms or qualities to a god
Type of:
categorisation, categorization, classification, sorting
the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories

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