Contribute



[kuh n-trib-yoot] /kənˈtrɪb yut/

verb (used with object), contributed, contributing.
1.
to give (money, time, knowledge, assistance, etc.) to a common supply, fund, etc., as for charitable purposes.
2.
to furnish (an original written work, drawing, etc.) for publication:
to contribute stories to a magazine.
verb (used without object), contributed, contributing.
3.
to give (money, food, etc.) to a common supply, fund, etc.:
He contributes to many charities.
4.
to furnish works for publication:
He contributed to many magazines.
Idioms
5.
contribute to, to be an important factor in; help to cause:
A sudden downpour contributed to the traffic jam.
/kənˈtrɪbjuːt/
verb (often foll by to)
1.
to give (support, money, etc) for a common purpose or fund
2.
to supply (ideas, opinions, etc) as part of a debate or discussion
3.
(intransitive) to be partly instrumental (in) or responsible (for): drink contributed to the accident
4.
to write (articles) for a publication
v.

1520s, from Latin contributus, past participle of contribuere “to bring together, add, unite, collect, contribute” (see contribution). Figurative sense is from 1630s. Related: Contributed; contributing.

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