What does contribute mean?

Definitions for contribute
kənˈtrɪb yutcon·tribute

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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.

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Contribute(verb)

    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  

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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How to say contribute in sign language?

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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. Jean de La Bruyère:

    The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes.

  2. Zukie Vuka:

    Trains are supposed to be efficient, supposed to be effective. It's supposed to be the fastest transport mode that carries the most people and it's supposed to contribute to the economy, if the train is not working, a lot of people that are not able to afford a different transport mode are not able to get to work on time, which results in them being fired.

  3. Simon Fisher:

    It gives us our first glimpse of how genes might contribute to this particularly striking aspect of the anatomy of our species.

  4. Lopez Obrador:

    Mexico will follow a respectful foreign policy of non-intervention...and right now, we don't expect to abandon that policy, that does not mean that we're not concerned about the situation in one country or another, in this case Venezuela. We're going to look into it and see how we can design, or help contribute, in the best way.

  5. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

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

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