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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To attribute, ascribe, or credit, often unfairly.
From Old French imputer, from Latin imputare, from in- (in) + putare (to assess, reckon). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pau- (to cut, stroke, or stamp), which is also the source of amputate, compute, dispute, count, pavid, puerile, and catchpole. Earliest documented use: 1480.
"'There's a tendency to impute much greater skill on the part of somebody like Jamie Dimon, who is very smooth,' Bill Miller says."
Hugh Son; Bank of America Chief's Tumbles Turn Into Strides; The Washington Post; Mar 10, 2013.
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