[kuh n-trib-yoot] /kənˈtrɪb yut/
verb (used with object), contributed, contributing.
to give (money, time, knowledge, assistance, etc.) to a common supply, fund, etc., as for charitable purposes.
to furnish (an original written work, drawing, etc.) for publication:
to contribute stories to a magazine.
verb (used without object), contributed, contributing.
to give (money, food, etc.) to a common supply, fund, etc.:
He contributes to many charities.
to furnish works for publication:
He contributed to many magazines.
contribute to, to be an important factor in; help to cause:
A sudden downpour contributed to the traffic jam.
verb (often foll by to)
to give (support, money, etc) for a common purpose or fund
to supply (ideas, opinions, etc) as part of a debate or discussion
(intransitive) to be partly instrumental (in) or responsible (for): drink contributed to the accident
to write (articles) for a publication
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.
[kuh n-trib-yuh-ter] /kənˈtrɪb yə tər/ noun 1. a person who money, assistance, etc. 2. a person who an article, story, etc., to a newspaper, magazine, or the like. /kənˈtrɪbjʊtə/ noun 1. a person who contributes, esp one who writes for a newspaper or one who makes a donation to a cause, etc 2. something that […]
[kuh n-trib-yuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈtrɪb yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. pertaining to or of the nature of contribution; . 2. furnishing something toward a result: a contributory factor. 3. of, relating to, or constituting an insurance or pension plan the premiums of which are paid partly by an employer and partly by employees. 4. subject […]
[kon-truh-vur-shuh l] /ˌkɒn trəˈvɜr ʃəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of , or prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; polemical: a controversial book. 2. subject to controversy; debatable: a controversial decision. 3. given to controversy; argumentative; disputatious: a controversial public figure. /ˌnɒnkɒntrəˈvɜːʃəl/ adjective 1. not causing dispute, argument, debate, etc adj. 1580s, from […]
[kon-truh-vur-shuh l] /ˌkɒn trəˈvɜr ʃəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of , or prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; polemical: a controversial book. 2. subject to controversy; debatable: a controversial decision. 3. given to controversy; argumentative; disputatious: a controversial public figure. adj. 1580s, from Late Latin controversialis “pertaining to controversy,” from Latin controversia […]