With regard to a translation into English, three verbs - assign, attribute and credit - were suggested as options for the blank space in the below sentence. I believe that only attribute and credit are possible in the given context (taking into account any grammatical adjustments that may be required). Am I correct, and, if so, why?
Deckard ______ an electric animal with an animateness that it does not (in fact) possess.
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