impute

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v impute attribute or credit to "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare","People impute great cleverness to cats"
    • v impute attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source "The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Impute (Theol) To adjudge as one's own (the sin or righteousness) of another; as, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us. "It was imputed to him for righteousness .""They merit Imputed shall absolve them who renounce
      Their own, both righteous and unrighteous deeds."
    • Impute 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. "Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault,
      If memory o'er their tomb no trophies raise."
      "One vice of a darker shade was imputed to him -- envy."
    • Impute To take account of; to consider; to regard. "If we impute this last humiliation as the cause of his death."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • impute To charge; attribute; ascribe; reckon as pertaining or attributable.
    • impute To reckon as chargeable or accusable; charge; tax; accuse.
    • impute To attribute vicariously; ascribe as derived from another: used especially in theology. See doctrine of imputation, under imputation.
    • impute To take account of; reckon; regard; consider.
    • impute Synonyms Attribute, Ascribe, Refer, etc. See attribute.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Impute im-pūt′ to reckon as belonging to (in a bad sense): to charge: :
    • v.t Impute im-pūt′ (theol.) to attribute vicariously
    • v.t Impute im-pūt′ (rare) to take account of
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Quotations

  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “No well-informed person ever imputed inconsistency to another for changing his mind.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadiness to another for having changed his opinion.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. imputer, L. imputare, to bring into the reckoning, charge, impute; pref. im-, in + putare, to reckon, think. See Putative
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. imputer—L. imputāre, -ātumin, in, putāre, to reckon.

Usage

In literature:

But of course when a poor man marries a rich girl he must be prepared for imputations.
"The Portrait of a Lady" by Henry James
I cast no imputation on your honor.
"The Green Mummy" by Fergus Hume
We impute deep-laid far-sighted plans to Caesar and Napoleon; but the best of their power was in nature, not in them.
"Essays, First Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know the crimes that can be imputed and proved against me can be told on the fingers of your hands.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
He did not choose to disown the imputation, or to acknowledge its truth.
"The Last Chronicle of Barset" by Anthony Trollope
It is not necessary to impute to him philanthropic motives.
"Pioneers of the Old Southwest" by Constance Lindsay Skinner
I will not lay myself open to imputations.
"Beatrice" by H. Rider Haggard
Besides these things, we have to submit to other insulting imputations which are always painful to a noble heart.
"The Old Merchant Marine" by Ralph D. Paine
Any imputation would be better than that.
"Doctor Thorne" by Anthony Trollope
Bill protested against such an imputation.
"The Sky Pilot" by Ralph Connor
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In poetry:

Rebate thy tender suit,
Lest to herself impute
Some worth
Thy bride of earth!
"Any Saint" by Francis Thompson
Happy the man to whom his God
No more imputes his sin,
But, washed in the Redeemer's blood,
Hath made his garments clean!
"Psalm 32" by Isaac Watts
Blest is the man to whom the Lord
Imputes not his iniquities;
He pleads no merit of reward,
And not on works, but grace relies.
"Psalm 32 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Blushing, weeping, she'll confess
The fault her faded cheeks discover:
But, to make her crime the less,
Imputes an outrage to her Lover.
"The Culprit" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
When creatures had no reall light
Inherent in them, thou didst make the sunne,
Impute a lustre, and allow them bright:
And in this shew, what Christ hath done.
"Faith" by George Herbert
In Procris' bosom when she saw the dart;
She justly blames her own suspicious heart,
Imputes her discontent to jealous fear,
And knows her Strephon's constancy sincere.
"The Fan : A Poem. Book III." by John Gay

In news:

Justification is an act of God's free grace wherein He pardons all our sins and accepts us as righteous in His sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us and received by faith alone.
This page does not share the views of those who have imputed the vilest motives to leaders of the private nonprofit housing groups, whose efforts have been weakened so badly during the past five months.
For same-sex domestic partner coverage, experts urge US employers to consider charging participants on an after-tax basis and to impute income for the employer-provided portion.
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In science:

Furthermore, we found that using an unphased panel (replacing the phased HapMap CEU haplotypes with the corresponding unphased genotypes) resulted in only a very small decrease in imputation accuracy: RMSE = 0.0159.
Using linear predictors to impute allele frequencies from summary or pooled genotype data
We also investigated the calibration of the estimated variances of the imputed frequencies from (2.12).
Using linear predictors to impute allele frequencies from summary or pooled genotype data
These two different measures of per-SNP imputation quality are strongly correlated (correlation coefficient = −0.983).
Using linear predictors to impute allele frequencies from summary or pooled genotype data
Individual-level genotype imputation without a panel.
Using linear predictors to impute allele frequencies from summary or pooled genotype data
We use the same WTCCC Birth Cohort data to assess our modified ECM algorithm for performing individual-level genotype imputation without using a panel.
Using linear predictors to impute allele frequencies from summary or pooled genotype data
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