Attribute as a verb what does it mean? Give an example. As a noun it is similar to skill / characteristic
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Well, here's the definition from Oxford's dictionary:
attribute something to something - to say or believe that something is the result of a particular thing:
This means that "hard work and a little luck were the result of her success."
To say or believe that somebody is responsible for something, especially for saying, writing or painting something:
This means that "the comittee refused to ascribe blame".
This means that "Shakespear is believed to be responsible for writing this play"
Another explanation by Oxford's living dictionary:
to attribute something to - regard something as being caused by something.
to attribute something to someone - to ascribe a work or remark to (a particular author, artist, or speaker)