impute (v.) Look up impute at
early 15c., from Old French imputer, emputer (14c.) and directly from Latin imputare "to reckon, make account of, charge, ascribe," from assimilated form of in- "in, into" (see in- (2)) + putare "to trim, prune; reckon, clear up, settle (an account)," from PIE *puto- "cut, struck," duffixed form of root *pau- (2) "to cut, strike, stamp" (see pave). Related: Imputed; imputing.