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Definition of Ascribe

Ascribe

  1. To attribute, impute, or refer, as to a cause; as, his death was ascribed to a poison; to ascribe an effect to the right cause; to ascribe such a book to such an author.
  2. To attribute, as a quality, or an appurtenance; to consider or allege to belong.

Ascribe Quotations

Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.
Joseph Campbell

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
James M. Barrie

I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see And pursuing that vision.
Howard Schultz

No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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Ascribe Translations

ascribe in German is beimessen, zuschreiben
ascribe in Italian is attribuire
ascribe in Norwegian is tilskrive
ascribe in Spanish is atribuir
ascribe in Swedish is tillskriva

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