F. imputer, L. imputare âÄúto bring into the reckoningâÄĚ, âÄúchargeâÄĚ, âÄúimputeâÄĚ.
- 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.
#* 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.
- transitive theology 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.
- transitive To take account of; to consider; to regard.
#* If we impute this last humiliation as the cause of his death. --Gibbon.
- transitive To attribute or credit to.
#: We imputed this quotation to Shakespeare.
#: People impute great cleverness to cats.
- transitive To attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source.
#: The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness.
ascribe, assign, attribute, charge, reckon, consider, imply, insinuate