An example of the word ascribe could be when a scientist is noted for a discovery or invention.
Poems that were ascribed to Homer.
Ascribed the poem to Shakespeare.
One may ascribe these problems to the federal government; however, at this stage it is unclear what caused them.
It is arguable as to whether we can truly ascribe this play to Shakespeare.
Origin of ascribe
- Middle English ascriben from Old French ascrivre from Latin ascrībere ad- ad- scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition