Definitions for: Impute

[v] attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
[v] attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source; "The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness"

Webster (1913) Definition: Im*pute", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imputed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Imputing.] [F. imputer, L. imputare to bring into the
reckoning, charge, impute; pref. im- in + putare to reckon,
think. See Putative.]
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. (Theol.) 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.

They merit Imputed shall absolve them who renounce
Their own, both righteous and unrighteous deeds.

3. To take account of; to consider; to regard. [R.]

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

Syn: To ascribe; attribute; charge; reckon; consider; imply;
insinuate; refer. See Ascribe.

Synonyms: ascribe, assign, attribute, repute

See Also: accredit, anthropomorphise, anthropomorphize, blame, carnalize, charge, credit, externalise, externalize, interiorise, interiorize, internalise, internalize, judge, personate, personify, project, reattribute, sensualize

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