Impute

Im*pute"

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imputed; p. pr. & vb. n. Imputing.] [F. imputer, L. imputare to bring into the reckoning, charge, impute; pref. im- in + putare to reckon, think. See Putative.]
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1. To charge; to ascribe; to attribute; to set to the account of; to charge to one as the author, responsible originator, or possessor; -- generally in a bad sense.
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Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault,
If memory o'er their tomb no trophies raise.
Gray.
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One vice of a darker shade was imputed to him -- envy.
Macaulay.
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2. (Theol.) To adjudge as one's own (the sin or righteousness) of another; as, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us.
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It was imputed to him for righteousness.
Rom. iv. 22.
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They merit
Imputed shall absolve them who renounce
Their own, both righteous and unrighteous deeds.
Milton.
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3. To take account of; to consider; to regard. [R.]
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If we impute this last humiliation as the cause of his death.
Gibbon.

Syn. -- To ascribe; attribute; charge; reckon; consider; imply; insinuate; refer. See Ascribe.
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