lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring(verb)
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"
contribute, give, chip in, kick in(verb)
contribute to some cause
"I gave at the office"
contribute, lead, conduce(verb)
be conducive to
"The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
put up, contribute(verb)
"The city has to put up half the required amount"
To give something, that is or becomes part of a larger whole.
Origin: From con- + tribuere from tributa
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
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
to give or use one's power or influence for any object; to assist
Origin: [L. contributus, p. p. of contribuere to bring together, to add; con- + tribuere to grant, impart. See Tribute.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-trib′ūt, v.t. to give along with others: to give for a common purpose: to furnish an article to a newspaper, &c.: to pay a share.—v.i. to give or bear a part.—adj. Contrib′utary, paying a share, contributable, subject to contribution.—n. Contribū′tion, a collection: a levy or charge imposed upon a people: anything furnished to a common stock: a written composition supplied to a jointly written book, newspaper, &c.—adjs. Contrib′utive, Contrib′utory, giving a share: helping.—n. Contrib′utor. [L. con, with, tribuĕre, -utum, to give.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'contribute' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3627
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'contribute' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4363
Rank popularity for the word 'contribute' in Verbs Frequency: #326
The numerical value of contribute in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of contribute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute...that gives meaning to our lives.
You have never done enough, so long as it is still possible that you have something of value to contribute
Answer That you are here---that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
There is most definitely a risk that the GST will contribute to a pickup in inflation, that will contribute to negative sentiment.
The changes determined by the board today will contribute to the strengthening of corporate governance at Grupo Financiero Banorte.
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- beisteuern, beitragenGerman
- olla osallisena, myötävaikuttaaFinnish
- kontribyeHaitian Creole
- үлес қосуKazakh
- bäisteieren, contribuéieren, bäidroenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- [[делать]] [[взнос, [[вносить]] [[вклад]], [[делать]] [[пожертвованиеRussian
- bidraga, bidraSwedish
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