Type: noun, verb

Definitions: (noun) An attribute is a part, feature, or characteristic. (verb) If A is attributed to B, A is caused by B.

Examples: (noun) Their system of governance has many positive attributes that we should try to copy. (noun) A good sense of humour is an essential attribute for a doctor to have. (verb) The famous phrase is usually attributed to Winston Churchill, though some believe he never actually said it. (verb) He attributes his success to the love of his parents.

Synonyms: verbs: associate, connect. nouns: feature, aspect.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 C