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.]
To share something 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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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
Examples of contribute in a Sentence
REDD+ must be able to generate significant amounts of finance to (forest-rich) countries, do so with environmental integrity, and contribute to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions as rapidly as possible.
We want to contribute to reconciliation but I think we want to correctly describe a historic fact.
Our whale sharks contribute tremendously to Oslob's income, helping to create much needed infrastructure, jobs, and opportunities for growth with neighboring municipalities.
If were going to live on Mars one day, Georgia needs to contribute, our ancestors brought wine to Earth, so we can do the same to Mars.
Despite the concern of syncope-related driving accidents, there are many other conditions or factors which contribute to motor vehicle accidents to a greater degree.
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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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