Student or Learner
I'm so afraid that you'd think I'm a lazy student who doesn't look up for meanings of new words in dictionary. Many of my previous posts are questions about meanings of words. But I do look up in dictionaries first. Problem is , sometimes I have difficulty finding out the most correct meaning of the word. Like this one:
What does impute mean here? I've looked it up in dictionary,Corporations were allowed for tax purposes to impute an implied interest expense based on this built-in price appreciation.
but can't see which one of its many meanings is appropriate. Did the author mistype it? I think it should be "compute" rather than "impute".1. to attribute or ascribe: The children imputed magical powers to the old woman.
2. to attribute or ascribe (something discreditable), as to a person.
3. Law. to ascribe to or charge (a person) with an act or quality because of the conduct of another over whom one has control or for whose acts or conduct one is responsible.
4. Theology. to attribute (righteousness, guilt, etc.) to a person or persons vicariously; ascribe as derived from another.
5. Obsolete. to charge (a person) with fault.
Would love to hear your opinions. Thanks:)