atribuir
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to consider as the author)
a. to attribute
Los expertos atribuyen el manuscrito anónimo a Cervantes.Experts attribute the anonymous manuscript to Cervantes.
b. to put down
El ejecutivo atribuye la pérdida de datos a un error informático.The executive puts the data loss down to a computer error.
2. (to assign)
a. to confer
El gerente atribuyó importantes responsabilidades a sus ayudantes.The manager conferred important responsibilities to his assistants.
atribuirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to assert)
a. to claim
La banda se atribuye la autoría de una conocida canción.The band claims the authorship for a famous song.
4. (to assign to oneself)
a. to assume
El presidente se atribuyó poder sobre el asunto sin el permiso del congreso.The president assumed power over the issue without congress's permission.
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atribuir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
atribuir algo ato attribute something to
un cuadro atribuido a Goyaa painting attributed to Goya
atribuyen la autoría del delito al contablethey think the accountant committed the crime
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (méritos)
a. to claim to have
3. (poderes)
a. to assume for oneself
4. (culpa)
a. to take, to accept
se atribuye el éxito de la películashe is claiming the credit for the film's success
se atribuyó la autoría del secuestrohe admitted to having carried out the kidnapping
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atribuir
transitive verb
1
atribuir a algn/algo to attribute to sb/sth; [+excusa] to put down to sb/sth; (Jur) to impute to sb/sth
2 (Política)
las funciones atribuidas a mi cargo the powers conferred on me by my post
pronominal verb
atribuirse
atribuirse algo to claim sth for o.s.; atribuirse la responsabilidad de un atentado to claim responsibility for an attack
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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