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Definition of Attribute


  1. To ascribe; to consider (something) as due or appropriate (to); to refer, as an effect to a cause; to impute; to assign; to consider as belonging (to).
  2. That which is attributed; a quality which is considered as belonging to, or inherent in, a person or thing; an essential or necessary property or characteristic.
  3. Reputation.
  4. A conventional symbol of office, character, or identity, added to any particular figure; as, a club is the attribute of Hercules.
  5. Quality, etc., denoted by an attributive; an attributive adjunct or adjective.

Attribute Quotations

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma Gandhi
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
George Washington

I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
Florence Nightingale

Every form is a base for colour, every colour is the attribute of a form.
Victor Vasarely

When I meet successful people I ask 100 questions as to what they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people.
Kiana Tom
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Attribute Translations

attribute in Dutch is bijvoeglijke bepaling, attribuut
attribute in French is attribuez, attribut, attribuons, attribuer
attribute in German is Merkmal, Atribut {n}, Attribut {n}
attribute in Latin is delego
attribute in Norwegian is kjennetegn
attribute in Portuguese is atributo
attribute in Spanish is signo, atributo
attribute in Swedish is attribut
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