1. [syn: impute, ascribe, assign, attribute]
2. attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source;
- Example: "The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Impute \Im*pute"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imputed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Imputing.] [F. imputer, L. imputare to bring into the
reckoning, charge, impute; pref. im- in + putare to reckon,
think. See Putative.]
1. To charge; to ascribe; to attribute; to set to the account
of; to charge to one as the author, responsible
originator, or possessor; -- generally in a bad sense.
Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault,
If memory o'er their tomb no trophies raise. --Gray.
One vice of a darker shade was imputed to him --
2. (Theol.) To adjudge as one's own (the sin or
righteousness) of another; as, the righteousness of Christ
is imputed to us.
It was imputed to him for righteousness. --Rom. iv.
Imputed shall absolve them who renounce
Their own, both righteous and unrighteous deeds.
3. To take account of; to consider; to regard. [R.]
If we impute this last humiliation as the cause of
his death. --Gibbon.
Syn: To ascribe; attribute; charge; reckon; consider; imply;
insinuate; refer. See Ascribe.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to
Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
[syn: impute, ascribe, assign, attribute]
2: attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source;
"The teacher imputed the student's failure to his
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "impute":
accredit, accuse, adduce, allege, apply, arraign, article, ascribe,
assign, attach, attribute, book, bring accusation, bring charges,
bring to book, charge, cite, complain, credit, denounce,
denunciate, fasten on, fasten upon, finger, give,
hang something on, hint, hint at, impeach, imply, indict,
inform against, inform on, insinuate, intimate, lay, lay charges,
lodge a complaint, lodge a plaint, pin on, place, prefer charges,
press charges, put, put on report, refer, report, reproach,
set down to, suggest, take to task, task, taunt with, tax, twit