over- + attribute
overattribute (third-person singular simple present overattributes, present participle overattributing, simple past and past participle overattributed)
- (transitive) To attribute overmuch.
2007 June 9, Paul B. Brown, “In Corporations They Don’t Trust”, in 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.