Definition of Impute

1. Verb. Attribute or credit to. "People impute great cleverness to cats"




2. Verb. Attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source. "The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness"
Generic synonyms: Ascribe, Assign, Attribute
Related verbs: Ascribe, Assign, Attribute
Derivative terms: Imputation

Definition of Impute

1. v. t. To charge; to ascribe; to attribute; to set to the account of; to charge to one as the author, responsible originator, or possessor; -- generally in a bad sense.

Definition of Impute

1. Verb. (transitive) To reckon as pertaining or attributable; to charge; to ascribe; to attribute; to set to the account of; to charge to one as the author, responsible originator, or possessor; -- generally in a bad sense. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive theology) To ascribe (sin or righteousness) (term to) someone by substitution. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To take account of; to consider; to regard. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To attribute or credit to. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impute

1. to credit to a person or a cause [v -PUTED, -PUTING, -PUTES]

Medical Definition of Impute

1. 1. To charge; to ascribe; to attribute; to set to the account of; to charge to one as the author, responsible originator, or possessor; generally in a bad sense. "Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault, if memory o'er their tomb no trophies raise." (Gray) "One vice of a darker shade was imputed to him envy." (Macaulay) 2. To adjudge as one's own (the sin or righteousness) of another; as, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us. "It was imputed to him for righteousness." (Rom. Iv. 22) "They merit Imputed shall absolve them who renounce Their own, both righteous and unrighteous deeds." (Milton) 3. To take account of; to consider; to regard. "If we impute this last humiliation as the cause of his death." (Gibbon) Synonym: To ascribe, attribute, charge, reckon, consider, imply, insinuate, refer. See Ascribe. Origin: F. Imputer, L. Imputare to bring into the reckoning, charge, impute; pref. Im- in + putare to reckon, think. See Putative. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impute

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Literary usage of Impute

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1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"That she must impute to her own mistake or neglect. But the general rule is a just and wise one." We recognized the principle in Laugh lin v. ..."

2. Thirty Years' View, Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1856)
"... I use the name of the writer to discriminate the writer, but not to impute it to him. The President is the author : the secretary only his head clerk, ..."

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