attribute something to someone

attribute something to someone
attribute (something) to (someone) to say that someone else was responsible for creating something.

Any quotation included in your writing has to be attributed to the person who originally wrote it.

Usage notes: usually said about a piece of writing or an idea

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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