(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Act of assigning
1. (act of attributing) attribution, ascription, assignment, reference to; accounting for; imputation, derivation from, credit; explanation, reason, motive (See cause); etiology; interpretation. See effect.
2. reference, citation, credit, acknowledgment; trademark; by-line.
3. attribute, trait, characteristic, feature, quirk, quality, property. See indication, speciality.
Verbs — attribute, ascribe, assign, impute, accredit; refer, lay, point, or trace to; set or put down to; credit with or to; ground on; lay at the door of; put words in one's mouth; charge or chalk up to; account for, derive from, read into; blame on or to, charge with or to, fix responsibility or blame (See accusation).
Adjectives — attributed, attributable, imputable, referable, assignable, traceable, ascribably; due to, derivable from, owing to.
1. (as a result of) hence, thence, therefore, since, on account of, because, owing or due to, consequently; on that account; thanks to, forasmuch as; whence, propter hoc; ergo; duly.
2. (determining attribution) why? wherefore? whence? on what account? Informal, how come?
Prepositions — because of, on account of, owing or due to; in view of, by virtue of.
Conjunctions — because, since, inasmuch or forasmuch as, seeing that, in view of the fact that.
Phrases — give credit where credit is due.
Quotations — The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them (Benjamin Jowett), The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There's far less competition (Dwight Morrow).
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The act of attributing: ascription, assignment, credit, imputation. See GIVE.

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