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impute

verb

  1. (evaluate)  to attribute or credit to
    Synonyms: ascribe, assign, attribute. Type of: evaluate
  2. (attribute, responsibility, fault)  to attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source

Etymology summary

Old French imputer, from Latin imputare "to reckon, account, charge, ascribe",...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

impute | imputation [noun, derived]

to attribute or ascribe (something dishonest or dishonourable, especially a criminal offence) to a person | to attribute to a source or cause | ... (22 of 371 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/impute

Wiktionary:

impute | imputed [past tense] | imputing [present participle] | imputes [3rd-person singular present] | ascribe [synonym, sense-specific] | assign [synonym, sense-specific] | attribute [synonym, sense-specific] | charge [synonym, sense-specific] | reckon [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[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. | [transitive, theology] To ascribe ... (39 of 171 words, 5 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Imputation [disambiguation]

can refer to: Imputation (law), the concept that ignorance of the law does not excuse | Imputation (statistics), substitution of some value for missing data | Imputation (genetics), estimation of unmeasured genotypes | Theory of imputation, the theory ... (35 of 143 words, 9 definitions)

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Merriam-Webster:

impute | imputed [past tense] | imputing [present participle] | attribute [synonym, sense-specific] | accredit [synonym, sense-specific] | ascribe [synonym, sense-specific] | chalk up [synonym, sense-specific] | credit [synonym, sense-specific] | lay [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to lay the responsibility or blame for often falsely or unjustly | to credit to a person or a cause; "attribute" (20 of 130 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/impute

Oxford Dictionary:

impute | attribute [synonym, sense-specific] | imputable [derived] | imputation [derived]

represent (something, especially something undesirable) as being done or possessed by someone; attribute | [theology] : ascribe (righteousness, guilt, ... (18 of 119 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/impute

Random House Dictionary:

impute | imputed [past tense] | imputing [present participle]

to attribute or ascribe. | to attribute or ascribe (something discreditable), as to a person. | [law] to ascribe to or charge (a person) with an act ... (25 of 89 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/impute

American Heritage Dictionary:

impute | imputed [past tense] | imputing [present participle] | imputes [3rd-person singular present]

To relate to a particular cause or source; attribute the fault or responsibility to | To assign as a characteristic; credit (20 of 79 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/impute

Macmillan British Dictionary:

impute [transitive, formal] | imputed [past tense] | imputed to [past tense] | imputing [present participle] | imputing to [present participle] | imputes [3rd-person singular present] | imputes to [3rd-person singular present] | impute to [I/you/we/they, related]

impute to to say that someone or something has a specific quality, especially a bad one, or is guilty of something (21 of 63 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/impute

New World Dictionary:

impute | imputed [past tense] | imputing [present participle] | imputation [noun, related] | imputative [adjective, related]

to attribute (especially a fault or misconduct) to another; charge with; ascribe | [theology] to ascribe (goodness or guilt) to a person as coming ... (23 of 60 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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Encarta Dictionary:

impute | imputed [past tense] | imputing [present participle] | imputes [3rd-person singular present]

to attribute a usually undesirable action or event to somebody | to attribute a usually undesirable quality to a person, cause, or source | to bring ... (24 of 137 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861620508​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

impute

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French imputer, from Latin imputare "to reckon, account, charge, ascribe", from assimilated form of in- "in, into" (see "in-" ... (23 of 31 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=impute

American Heritage Dictionary:

impute | imputed [past tense] | imputing [present participle] | imputes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English imputen, from Old French emputer, from Latin imputāre: in-, in; see "in-" [entry 2] + putāre, ... (18 of 28 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

impute | imputed [past tense] | imputing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English imputen from Old French imputer from Latin imputare from in-, in, to + putare, to estimate, think, ... (19 of 24 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/impute

Oxford Dictionary:

impute

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French imputer, from Latin imputare "enter in the account", from in- "in, towards" + putare "reckon"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/impute

Merriam-Webster:

impute | imputed [past tense] | imputing [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French imputer, from Latin imputare, from in- + putare to consider

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/impute

Collins Dictionary:

impute

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin imputāre, from im- + putāre to think, calculate

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/impute

Wiktionary:

impute | imputed [past tense] | imputing [present participle] | imputes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: French imputer, Latin imputare ("to bring into the reckoning, charge, impute").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/impute

Encarta Dictionary:

impute | imputed [past tense] | imputing [present participle] | imputes [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Latin imputare "bring into the reckoning" from putare "reckon"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861620508​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

impute | imputed [past tense] | imputing [present participle] | imputes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "impute"

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Collins Dictionary:

impute

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "impute"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

impute [transitive, formal] | imputed [past tense] | imputed to [past tense] | imputing [present participle] | imputing to [present participle] | imputes [3rd-person singular present] | imputes to [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "impute"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

impute [transitive, formal] | imputed [past tense] | imputed to [past tense] | imputing [present participle] | imputing to [present participle] | imputes [3rd-person singular present] | imputes to [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "impute"

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the Free Dictionary:

impute

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Google Dictionary:

impute | imputed [past tense] | imputing [present participle] | imputes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "impute"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

impute

Audio: North American pronunciation of "impute"

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YourDictionary Audio:

impute

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "impute" by speech synthesizer

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