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attribute is a heteronym
Attribute has multiple definitions within WordNet:
Attribute also has multiple parts of speech. How you pronounce attribute might vary based on the definition since it is likely a heteronym.
- a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
- attribute or credit to
- an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
- decide as to where something belongs in a scheme
There are hundreds of such words that are spelled the same but have different meanings when pronounced differently in the English. We see videos being quite helpful for heteronyms as they can help add context in learning when to use one pronunciation over another.