1. To reckon as pertaining or attributable; 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.
  2. To ascribe (sin or righteousness) someone by substitution.
  3. To take account of; to consider; to regard.
  4. To attribute or credit to.
    We imputed this quotation to Shakespeare.
    People impute great cleverness to cats.
  5. To attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source.
    The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness.

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