overattribute

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ attribute

Verb[edit]

overattribute (third-person singular simple present overattributes, present participle overattributing, simple past and past participle overattributed)

  1. (transitive) To attribute overmuch.
    • 2007 June 9, Paul B. Brown, “In Corporations They Don’t Trust”, New York Times:
      “At such times, executives can overattribute their company’s strong performance to their own actions and abilities, rather than to the buoyant economy,” he said.

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