What does contribute mean?

Definitions for contribute
kənˈtrɪb yutcon·trib·ute

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bringverb

    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 inverb

    contribute to some cause

    "I gave at the office"

  3. contribute, lead, conduceverb

    be conducive to

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

  4. put up, contributeverb

    provide

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

Wiktionary

  1. contributeverb

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

    Etymology: From con- + tribuere from tributa

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contributeverb

    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

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

  2. Contributeverb

    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

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

  3. Contributeverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. contribute

    To give to a common goal, task or effort.

    They did contribute their love, time and support.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 25, 2020  
  2. contribute

    To share as a facet of a whole or group.

    At their family gatherings they all loved to contribute some type of food.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2020  

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  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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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

Examples of contribute in a Sentence

  1. John McCain Fast Facts McCain:

    I say watch me. Take a look. Take a look at my 18-hour days. Take a look at the hearings we have. Take a look at my legislative accomplishments. Listen, I'm just getting started, i think I have the knowledge and the background to help this nation through very perilous times and I believe I can still contribute in the many ways to the welfare and benefit of my state.

  2. Negash Teklu:

    If 12 of us members of EAPP sit down and agree on fair distribution of electricity needs it can support and compliment each country's development initiative, contribute to regional unity energy integration has happened before in the European Union, different states of the United States and parts of Asia, so there is no reason EAPP's goals  can't be met while addressing climate concerns.

  3. John McCain:

    I sincerely hope the president who nominated you will empower you to lead and contribute to the fullest extent of your abilities, because at a time of multiplying threats to our security, America needs a strong secretary of defense now more than ever.

  4. Airbus Finance:

    Looking forward, I'm very confident that CSeries is going to contribute positively to the cash generation of Airbus in the future.

  5. Goldman Sachs:

    Further, the sharp decline in nearly all commodity prices and the weakening in commodity currencies creates headwinds for oil demand in the commodity producing emerging markets in Latin America and the Middle East. Historically these regions didn’t contribute much to oil demand, today they do.

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