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con·trib·ute

 (kən-trĭb′yo͞ot)
v. con·trib·ut·ed, con·trib·ut·ing, con·trib·utes
v.tr.
1. To give or supply in common with others; give to a common fund or for a common purpose.
2. To submit for publication: contributed two stories to the summer issue.
v.intr.
1. To make a contribution: contributes to several charities.
2. To help bring about a result; act as a factor: Exercise contributes to better health.
3. To submit material for publication.

[Latin contribuere, contribūt-, to bring together : com-, com- + tribuere, to grant; see tribute.]

con·trib′u·tive adj.
con·trib′u·tive·ly adv.
con·trib′u·tor n.

contribute

(kənˈtrɪbjuːt)
vb (often foll by to)
1. to give (support, money, etc) for a common purpose or fund
2. to supply (ideas, opinions, etc) as part of a debate or discussion
3. (intr) to be partly instrumental (in) or responsible (for): drink contributed to the accident.
4. (Journalism & Publishing) to write (articles) for a publication
[C16: from Latin contribuere to collect, from tribuere to grant, bestow]
conˈtributable adj
conˈtributive adj
conˈtributively adv
conˈtributiveness n

con•trib•ute

(kənˈtrɪb yut)

v. -ut•ed, -ut•ing. v.t.
1. to give (money, assistance, etc.) along with others, as to a common supply or fund.
2. to furnish (an article, drawing, etc.) for publication.
v.i.
3. to give money, food, etc., to a common supply or fund.
4. to furnish works for publication.
Idioms:
contribute to, to be an important factor in.
[1520–30; < Latin contribūtus, past participle of contribuēre to bring together. See con-, tribute]
con•trib′u•tive, adj.
con•trib′u•tive•ly, adv.
con•trib′u•tive•ness, n.
con•trib′u•tor, n.

contribute


Past participle: contributed
Gerund: contributing

Imperative
contribute
contribute
Present
I contribute
you contribute
he/she/it contributes
we contribute
you contribute
they contribute
Preterite
I contributed
you contributed
he/she/it contributed
we contributed
you contributed
they contributed
Present Continuous
I am contributing
you are contributing
he/she/it is contributing
we are contributing
you are contributing
they are contributing
Present Perfect
I have contributed
you have contributed
he/she/it has contributed
we have contributed
you have contributed
they have contributed
Past Continuous
I was contributing
you were contributing
he/she/it was contributing
we were contributing
you were contributing
they were contributing
Past Perfect
I had contributed
you had contributed
he/she/it had contributed
we had contributed
you had contributed
they had contributed
Future
I will contribute
you will contribute
he/she/it will contribute
we will contribute
you will contribute
they will contribute
Future Perfect
I will have contributed
you will have contributed
he/she/it will have contributed
we will have contributed
you will have contributed
they will have contributed
Future Continuous
I will be contributing
you will be contributing
he/she/it will be contributing
we will be contributing
you will be contributing
they will be contributing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been contributing
you have been contributing
he/she/it has been contributing
we have been contributing
you have been contributing
they have been contributing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been contributing
you will have been contributing
he/she/it will have been contributing
we will have been contributing
you will have been contributing
they will have been contributing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been contributing
you had been contributing
he/she/it had been contributing
we had been contributing
you had been contributing
they had been contributing
Conditional
I would contribute
you would contribute
he/she/it would contribute
we would contribute
you would contribute
they would contribute
Past Conditional
I would have contributed
you would have contributed
he/she/it would have contributed
we would have contributed
you would have contributed
they would have contributed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.contribute - bestow a quality oncontribute - bestow a quality on; "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"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
factor - be a contributing factor; "make things factor into a company's profitability"
instill, transfuse - impart gradually; "Her presence instilled faith into the children"; "transfuse love of music into the students"
tinsel - impart a cheap brightness to; "his tinseled image of Hollywood"
throw in - add as an extra or as a gratuity
2.contribute - contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
combine - add together from different sources; "combine resources"
3.contribute - be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
encourage, promote, further, boost, advance - contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
4.contribute - provide; "The city has to put up half the required amount"
pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"

contribute

verb give, provide, supply, donate, furnish, subscribe, chip in (informal), bestow They say they would like to contribute more to charity.
contribute to something be partly responsible for, lead to, be instrumental in, be conducive to, conduce to, help Design faults in the boat contributed to the tragedy.

contribute

verb
1. To give in common with others:
Informal: kick in.
Slang: come across.
2. To present as a gift to a charity or cause:
3. To have a share, as in an act or result; have a hand in:
Idiom: take part.
Translations
ساهميَتَبَرَّع، يُقَدِّم مَقالا لِلنَّشريُساهِميُسَاهِمُ في
допринасям
přispětpřispět k
bidragemedvirke
osallistua
doprinijeti
ad
gefa, taka òátt ; skrifastuîla
寄付する
기여하다
įnašasindėlisprisidėjimasprisidėtirašantis
darboties līdzsekmētveicinātziedot
prispevati
bidra med
มีส่วนทำให้
bağışlamakbağışta bulunmakkatkıda bulunmaksebep olmakvermek
đóng góp

contribute

[kənˈtrɪbjuːt]
A. VT [+ money, ideas] → contribuir, aportar (esp LAm); [+ facts, information etc] → aportar; [+ help] → prestar; [+ article to a newspaper] → escribir
she contributed £10 to the collectioncontribuyó con 10 libras a la colecta
B. VI (to charity, collection) → contribuir (to a) (to newspaper) → colaborar (to en) (to discussion) → intervenir (to en) (= help in bringing sth about) → contribuir
everyone contributed to the success of the playtodos contribuyeron al éxito de la obra
it all contributed to the muddletodo sirvió para aumentar la confusión

contribute

[kənˈtrɪbjuːt]
vi
(= be a factor) to contribute to sth → contribuer à qch
The treaty will contribute to world peace → Le traité va contribuer à la paix dans le monde.
(= give money) to contribute to sth → contribuer à qch, contribuer financièrement à qch
(to newspaper, journal) to contribute to a newspaper → collaborer à un journal
(= take part) to contribute to sth → prendre part à qch
He didn't contribute to the discussion → Il n'a pas pris part à la discussion.
vt
(= give, donate) [+ money] → donner
She contributed £10 → Elle a donné dix livres.
to contribute 10 pounds to → contribuer pour 10 livres à
(to newspaper, journal) to contribute an article to a newspaper → écrire un article pour un journal

contribute

vtbeitragen (to zu); food, money, suppliesbeisteuern (to zu); (to charity) → spenden (to für); time, talentzur Verfügung stellen (→ to +dat); press article also, informationliefern (to für), beisteuern (→ to +dat); to contribute one’s sharesein(en) Teil dazu beitragen
vibeitragen (to zu); (to pension fund etc) → einen Beitrag leisten (to zu); (to present) → beisteuern (to zu); (to charity) → spenden (to für); (to newspaper, conference, society etc) → einen Beitrag leisten (to zu); (regularly: to a magazine etc) → mitwirken (→ to an +dat); do you want me to contribute?möchten Sie, dass ich etwas dazu beisteuere or (to charity) → etwas spende?

contribute

[kənˈtrɪbjuːt]
1. vt (sum of money) → offrire, donare, contribuire con; (help) → offrire
to contribute an article to a newspaper → contribuire ad un giornale con un articolo
2. vi to contribute to (charity, collection, success) → contribuire a; (discussion) → partecipare a; (newspaper) → collaborare a or con, scrivere per (Admin) → pagare i contributi per

contribute

(kənˈtribjut) verb
1. to give (money, help etc) along with others. Have you contributed (any money) to this charity?; I've been contributing (articles) to this paper for many years.
2. (with to) to help to cause to happen. His gambling contributed to his downfall.
ˌcontriˈbution (kon-) noun
1. the act of contributing.
2. something contributed, especially money. Would you like to make a contribution to this charity?
conˈtributor noun

contribute

يُسَاهِمُ في přispět bidrage beitragen συνεισφέρω contribuir osallistua contribuer doprinijeti contribuire 寄付する 기여하다 bijdragen bidra przyczynić się contribuir содействовать bidra med มีส่วนทำให้ katkıda bulunmak đóng góp 捐献

contribute

v. contribuir, abonar.
References in classic literature ?
It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
If this be so, fancy the irresistibleness of that might, to which the most impalpable and destructive of all elements contributes.
But it is frenzy to repeat these thoughts to you: only it will let you know why, with a reluctance to be always alone, his society is no benefit; rather an aggravation of the constant torment I suffer: and it partly contributes to render me regardless how he and his cousin go on together.
Wragge contributes her quota to this prodigious enterprise.
For it is plain, that every word we speak is, in some degree, a diminution of our lunge by corrosion, and, consequently, contributes to the shortening of our lives.
Their charity to the poor may be said to exceed the proper bounds that prudence ought to set it, for it contributes to encourage great numbers of beggars, which are a great annoyance to the whole kingdom, and as I have often said, afford more exercise to a Christian's patience than his charity; for their insolence is such, that they will refuse what is offered them if it be not so much as they think proper to ask.
There are other and natural causes tending toward a diminution of population, but nothing contributes so greatly to this end as the fact that no male or female Martian is ever voluntarily without a weapon of destruction.
But nothing contributes more to produce a clearness of diction that is remote from commonness than the lengthening, contraction, and alteration of words.
To speak truth, I watched this change much as a gardener watches the growth of a precious plant, and I contributed to it too, even as the said gardener contributes to the development of his favourite.
I rejoice, monsieur, at anything that contributes to your happiness,” said Elizabeth, “ but hope we are not going to lose you entirely.
A little quiet contempt contributes greatly to the elegance of life.
The peerage contributes more four-wheeled affliction than has ever been seen in that neighbourhood.