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)

    provide

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

Wiktionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Contribute

    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.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contribute in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contribute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bertolt Brecht:

    Science knows only one commandment -- contribute to science.

  2. Irina Stepanov:

    That alone can contribute to the addictiveness of cigarettes.

  3. Chief Executive Officer Edemir Pinto:

    With this, the bourse wants to contribute to the development of our capital markets.

  4. John Maa:

    I know many people who will gladly contribute, and I will absolutely try to organize.

  5. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    Japan will contribute to the international community with our knowledge and technology.

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