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im·pute / imˈpyoōt/ • v. [tr.] represent (something, esp. something undesirable) as being done, caused, or possessed by someone; attribute: the crimes imputed to Richard. ∎  Finance assign (a value) to something by inference from the value of the products or processes to which it contributes: [as adj.] (imputed) recovering the initial outlay plus imputed interest. ∎  Theol. ascribe (righteousness, guilt, etc.) to someone by virtue of a similar quality in another: Christ's righteousness has been imputed to us.DERIVATIVES: im·put·a·ble·pu·ta·tion / ˌimpyəˈtāshən/ n.

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