What does the word ascribe mean?

Usage examples for ascribe

  1. Do you not ascribe to the desert what is due to love? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Simoun had been unable to dissuade him, for the merchant did not want oil- paintings- some one might ascribe them to Filipino artists! – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  3. He thought it, therefore, unjust, now that calamity had sprung from the measure, to ascribe the blame entirely to him, even had the injury been greater than the one actually sustained. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley