Definitions for: Contribute

[v] provide; "The city has to put up half the required amount"
[v] contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office"
[v] of a quality, as in; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program"
[v] be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"

Webster (1913) Definition: Con*trib"ute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contributed; p.
pr. & vb. n. Contributing.] [L. contributus, p. p. of
contribuere to bring together, to add; con- + tribuere to
grant, impart. See Tribute.]
To give or grant i common with others; to give to a common
stock or for a common purpose; to furnish or suply in part;
to give (money or other aid) for a specified object; as, to
contribute food or fuel for the poor.

England contributes much more than any other of the
allies. --Addison.

Con*trib"ute, v. i.
1. To give a part to a common stock; to lend assistance or
aid, or give something, to a common purpose; to have a
share in any act or effect.

We are engaged in war; the secretary of state calls
upon the colonies to contribute. --Burke.

2. To give or use one's power or influence for any object; to

These men also contributed to obstruct the progress
of wisdom. --Goldsmith.

Synonyms: add, bestow, bring, chip in, conduce, give, impart, kick in, lead, lend, put up

See Also: advance, alter, boost, change, combine, encourage, further, instill, pay, pool, promote, throw in, tinsel, transfuse

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