The correct answer is attribute.
C. spell out
The correct answer is (D) To attribute to a cause or origin; to credit or assign to; to think of (a quality or characteristic) as belonging to (person or thing)
Ascribe comes from Latin ascribere, from a + scribere (to write).
Examples of use:
- They ascribed his success to his good breeding.
- She ascribes her happiness to a sense of fulfillment.