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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.

contributor

(kənˈtrɪbjʊtə)
n
1. (Journalism & Publishing) a person who contributes, esp one who writes for a newspaper or one who makes a donation to a cause, etc
2. something that is a factor in or is partly responsible for something: alcohol was a contributor to his death.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contributor - someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money
bestower, conferrer, donor, giver, presenter - person who makes a gift of property
2.contributor - a writer whose work is published in a newspaper or magazine or as part of a book
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

contributor

noun
1. donor, supporter, patron, subscriber, backer, bestower, giver Redford is the institute's leading financial contributor and is active in fund-raising.
2. writer, correspondent, reporter, journalist, freelance, freelancer, journo (slang), hackette (derogatory) All of the pieces by the magazine's contributors appear anonymously.

contributor

noun
1. A person who gives to a charity or cause:
2. A person who supports or champions an activity, cause, or institution, for example:
Informal: angel.
3. A person instrumental in the growth of something, especially in its early stages:
Translations
مُتَبرِّع، مُساهِم
přispěvatel
bidragydermedvirkende årsag
hozzájárulókülsõ munkatárs
gefandi; höfundur efnis
bağışçıyardım eden kimse

contributor

[kənˈtrɪbjʊtəʳ] N [of money] → persona f que contribuye; [of taxes] → contribuyente mf; (to journal) → colaborador(a) m/f

contributor

[kənˈtrɪbjʊr] n
(to newspaper)collaborateur/trice m/f
(= donor) → donateur/trice m/f

contributor

n (to magazine etc) → Mitarbeiter(in) m(f) (→ to an +dat); (of goods, money)Spender(in) m(f); to be a contributor to a newspaperfür eine Zeitung schreiben; to be a contributor to an appealauf einen Appell hin etwas spenden

contributor

[kənˈtrɪbjʊtəʳ] n (of money) → donatore/trice; (to journal, newspaper) → collaboratore/trice

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
References in classic literature ?
Dashwood, who felt a natural desire to know who his new contributor might be.
Mark the successful man, the merchant prince with argosies on every sea, the employer of thousands of hands, the munificent contributor to public charities, the churchwarden, the member of parliament, and the generous patron of his relatives his self-approbation struggling with the instinctive sense of baseness in the money-hunter, the ignorant and greedy filcher of the labor of others, the seller of his own mind and manhood for luxuries and delicacies that he was too lowlived to enjoy, and for the society of people who made him feel his inferiority at every turn.
If the caligraphy be Poe's, it is different in all essential respects from all the many specimens known to us, and strongly resembles that of the writer of the heading and dating of the manuscript, both of which the contributor of the poem acknowledges to have been recently added.
He then was a resident of Richmond and a regular contributor to the "Southern Literary Messenger.
Then, with a more thoughtful eye, he ripped open the letter from his more distinguished contributor, which bore a postmark of Devonshire, and read as follows:
I did not see the letter that Raffles wrote in reply, but in due course I heard the name of the mysterious contributor.
I had a room-mate that winter in Columbus who was already a contributor to the Atlantic Monthly, and who read Browning as devotedly as I read Heine.
This man, a pillar of the church and heavy contributor to foreign missions, worked his shop girls ten hours a day on a starvation wage and thereby directly encouraged prostitution.
Nowhere are the ladies more assiduously courted; nowhere are they better appreciated as the contributors to our highest enjoyments; and nowhere are they more sensible of their power.
There were owners of lines of schooners, large contributors to the societies, and small men, their few craft pawned to the mastheads, with bankers and marine-insurance agents, captains of tugs and water-boats, riggers, fitters, lumpers, salters, boat-builders, and coopers, and all the mixed population of the water-front.
Bulstrode, who were to have votes in the ratio of their contributions, the Board itself filling up any vacancy in its numbers, and no mob of small contributors being admitted to a share of government.
It was just at this time, indeed, that Punch was published and Thackeray became one of the earliest contributors, and continued for ten years both to draw pictures and write papers for it.