The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Attribute \At*trib"ute\ ([a^]t"tr[i^]*b[=u]t), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Attributed; p. pr. & vb. n. Attributing.] [L.
attributus, p. p. of attribuere; ad + tribuere to bestow. See
To ascribe; to consider (something) as due or appropriate
(to); to refer, as an effect to a cause; to impute; to
assign; to consider as belonging (to).
We attribute nothing to God that hath any repugnancy or
contradiction in it. --Abp.
The merit of service is seldom attributed to the true
and exact performer. --Shak.
Syn: See Ascribe.