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verb ascribe pronunciation in British English /əˈskraɪb/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyascribe
he/she/itascribes
present participleascribing
past tenseascribed
past participleascribed
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phrasal verb

ascribe to

[transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyascribe to
he/she/itascribes to
present participleascribing to
past tenseascribed to
past participleascribed to
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  1. 1
    ascribe something to something to believe something is the cause of something else
    Their defeat was ascribed to a poor defence.
  2. 2
    ascribe something to someone/something to believe that something is a typical quality of someone or something
    He ascribes melodramatic behaviour to teenagers in general.

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