English - Vietnamese Dictionary
attribute /'ætribju:t/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- cho là do, quy cho
- to attribute one's success to hard work: cho thành công là do sự cần cù
- to attribute a crime to somebody: quy tội cho ai
+a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
+an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
+attribute or credit to
+decide as to where something belongs in a scheme
Advanced English Dictionary
1 quality, character, characteristic, property, feature, trait, virtue:
It is surprising how soon historical personages become invested with romantic attributes.
2 ascribe, impute, assign, put down to, trace to, charge, credit:
The shrivelled arm of Richard the Third was attributed to witchcraft. To what do you attribute your interest in birds?
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
+ verb [VN]
1 ~ sth to sth to say or believe that sth is the result of a particular thing: She attributes her success to hard work and a little luck.
2 ~ sth (to sb) to say or believe that sb is responsible for doing sth, especially for saying, writing or painting sth: The committee refused to attribute blame without further information. + This play is usually attributed to Shakespeare.
attribution noun [U]: The attribution of this painting to Rembrandt has never been questioned.
sth: Patience is one of the most important attributes in a teacher. + The most basic attribute of all animals is consciousness.
chief, great, key, main | desirable, essential, important, necessary, positive, useful
Patience is an essential attribute for a teacher.
| common | divine, human | cultural, personal, physical, social
Her physical attributes were much admired.
VERB + ATTRIBUTE
directly | solely | in large measure, largely, mainly | in part, partly
They claim that one intwenty deaths can be directlyattributed to air pollution.
be commonly/generally/usually/widely attributed to
The goals commonly attributed to management are status, power, salary and security.
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