Complete Definition of "impute"

was wotd|2007|March|30
English

Etymology
F. imputer, L. imputare âto bring into the reckoningâ, âchargeâ, âimputeâ.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ɪmËpjuËt/
audio|en-us-impute.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|uËt

Verb
en-verb|imput|ing

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. transitive To take account of; to consider; to regard.

#* If we impute this last humiliation as the cause of his death. --Gibbon.

  1. transitive To attribute or credit to.

#: We imputed this quotation to Shakespeare.
#: People impute great cleverness to cats.

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

#: The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness.

Synonyms
ascribe, assign, attribute, charge, reckon, consider, imply, insinuate

Related terms
imputability
imputable
imputableness
imputably
imputation
imputed

Translations
Spanish: imputar

References
R:Century 1911
R:Webster 1913

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