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}.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault, If memory o'er their tomb no trophies raise. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

One vice of a darker shade was imputed to him -- envy. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. (Theol.) To adjudge as one's own (the sin or righteousness) of another; as, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us. [1913 Webster]

It was imputed to him for righteousness. --Rom. iv. 22. [1913 Webster]

They merit Imputed shall absolve them who renounce Their own, both righteous and unrighteous deeds. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To take account of; to consider; to regard. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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