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3 definitions found
 for impute
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impute \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.]
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     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.
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              Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault,
              If memory o'er their tomb no trophies raise. --Gray.
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              One vice of a darker shade was imputed to him --
              envy.                                 --Macaulay.
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     2. (Theol.) To adjudge as one's own (the sin or
        righteousness) of another; as, the righteousness of Christ
        is imputed to us.
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              It was imputed to him for righteousness. --Rom. iv.
                                                    22.
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              They merit
              Imputed shall absolve them who renounce
              Their own, both righteous and unrighteous deeds.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. To take account of; to consider; to regard. [R.]
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              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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  impute
      v 1: attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to
           Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
           [syn: impute, ascribe, assign, attribute]
      2: attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source;
         "The teacher imputed the student's failure to his
         nervousness"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "impute":
     accredit, accuse, adduce, allege, apply, arraign, article, ascribe,
     assign, attach, attribute, book, bring accusation, bring charges,
     bring to book, charge, cite, complain, credit, denounce,
     denunciate, fasten on, fasten upon, finger, give,
     hang something on, hint, hint at, impeach, imply, indict,
     inform against, inform on, insinuate, intimate, lay, lay charges,
     lodge a complaint, lodge a plaint, pin on, place, prefer charges,
     press charges, put, put on report, refer, report, reproach,
     set down to, suggest, take to task, task, taunt with, tax, twit
  
  

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