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Meaning of IMPUTE

Pronunciation:  im'pyoot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
  2. [v]  attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source; "The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness"

IMPUTE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: ascribe, assign, attribute, repute
 See Also: accredit, anthropomorphise, anthropomorphize, blame, carnalize, charge, credit, externalise, externalize, interiorise, interiorize, internalise, internalize, judge, personate, personify, project, reattribute, sensualize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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 --
         envy.                                 --Macaulay.

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.

         They merit 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}.

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