An example of contribute is when you write a check to charity.
An example of contribute is when you help plan a party to make it successful.
Contributed two stories to the summer issue.
Contributes to several charities.
Exercise contributes to better health.
- To have a share in bringing about (a result); be partly responsible for.Fatigue contributed to his defeat.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of contribute
- Latin contribuere contribūt- to bring together com- com- tribuere to grant tribute
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition