attribute noun

ADJ. chief, great, key, main | desirable, essential, important, necessary, positive, useful Patience is an essential attribute for a teacher. | common | divine, human | cultural, personal, physical, social Her physical attributes were much admired.

VERB + ATTRIBUTE have, possess

attribute verb

ADV. directly | solely | in large measure, largely, mainly | in part, partly

PREP. to They claim that one in twenty deaths can be directly attributed to air pollution.

PHRASES be commonly/generally/usually/widely attributed to The goals commonly attributed to management are status, power, salary and security.

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