reattribute

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ attribute

Adjective[edit]

reattribute (third-person singular simple present reattributes, present participle reattributing, simple past and past participle reattributed)

  1. To change the attribution of; to give credit to someone else for a deed.
    • 2009 March 20, Holland Cotter, “Treasures at a Korean Crossroad”, New York Times:
      A magnificent picture of a falcon, long attributed to the 14th-century Chinese animal painter Xu Ze, has recently been reattributed to the 16th-century Korean painter Yi Am, partly on the basis of a seal stamped on the picture's surface.