Attribute

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Definition

(To what do you) attribute (your success?): (To what do you) credit, ascribe, blame, charge, assign (your success?)
verb
I attribute my success in the exams to studying hard and sleeping early.

an attribute: a quality, a characteristic, a mark, a feature
noun
Pronunciation examples
UK: I attributed his laziness to his father's influence. (verb)
US: Kindness is one of the greatest attributes a person can have. (noun)
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Examples

  • "Wang attributes his success to his astrological sign, and is on the record as saying that those born the year of the Cock (1957) are mentally superior to those born in other years, particularly the year of the Goat (Bruno, you are a Goat."
  • "'The logo captures these attributes — luxury, prestige, excellence, exclusivity and unsurpassed innovation."
  • "While we have a long and proud heritage dating from our earliest days in Paris, the attributes of our brand are as fresh and new as ever,' said Bruno Delavigne, CEO of Delavigne Corp."
  • "The company's CEO has attributed this success to a controversial advertising campaign in which customers are hypnotized into buying Delavigne products."
  • "You're a bit pale, but I attribute that to you being British."
  • "We can attribute this growth to two key factors: the increase in disposable income for the average Chinese household, and the opening of our new flagship store in the heart of Beijing's commercial center."
  • "We can attribute this trend to the Japanese market."
  • "Moira : Reginald attributed his good health to his diet: a pint of beer every day for breakfast, fish and chips for supper and a glass of whisky before bedtime."

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