Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun attribute

2 senses of attribute

Sense 1
property, attribute, dimension -- (a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property")
       => concept, conception, construct -- (an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances)

Sense 2
attribute -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity)
       => abstraction, abstract entity -- (a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb attribute

2 senses of attribute

Sense 1
impute, ascribe, assign, attribute -- (attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats")
       => evaluate, pass judgment, judge -- (form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people")

Sense 2
assign, attribute -- (decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class")
       => evaluate, pass judgment, judge -- (form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people")

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