verb (used with object), imputed, imputing.
to attribute or ascribe:
The children imputed magical powers to the old woman.
to attribute or ascribe (something discreditable), as to a person.
Law. to ascribe to or charge (a person) with an act or quality because of the conduct of another over whom one has control or for whose acts or conduct one is responsible.
Theology. to attribute (righteousness, guilt, etc.) to a person or persons vicariously; ascribe as derived from another.
Obsolete. to charge (a person) with fault.
to attribute or ascribe (something dishonest or dishonourable, esp a criminal offence) to a person
to attribute to a source or cause: I impute your success to nepotism
(commerce) to give (a notional value) to goods or services when the real value is unknown
early 15c., from Old French imputer (14c.) and directly from Latin imputare “to reckon, make account of, charge, ascribe,” from assimilated form of in- “in, into” (see in- (2)) + putare “reckon, clear up, trim, prune, settle” (see pave). Related: Imputed; imputing.
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