Definitions for contributekənˈtrɪb yut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. contribute, give, chip in, kick in(verb)

    contribute to some cause

    "I gave at the office"

  3. contribute, lead, conduce(verb)

    be conducive to

    "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"

  4. put up, contribute(verb)


    "The city has to put up half the required amount"


  1. contribute(Verb)

    To give something, that is or becomes part of a larger whole.

  2. Origin: From con- + tribuere from tributa

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contribute(verb)

    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

  2. Contribute(verb)

    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

  3. Contribute(verb)

    to give or use one's power or influence for any object; to assist

  4. Origin: [L. contributus, p. p. of contribuere to bring together, to add; con- + tribuere to grant, impart. See Tribute.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'contribute' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3627

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'contribute' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4363

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'contribute' in Verbs Frequency: #326

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