Contribute Definition

contributed, contributes, contributing
contributed, contributes, contributing
To give or provide jointly with others; give to a common fund.
Webster's New World
To write and give or sell (an article, story, poem, etc.) to a magazine, newspaper, or other publication.
Webster's New World
To submit for publication.
Contributed two stories to the summer issue.
American Heritage
To give or furnish (knowledge, ideas, etc.)
Webster's New World
To make a contribution.
Contributes to several charities.
American Heritage
contribute to
  • to have a share in bringing about (a result); be partly responsible for

    fatigue contributed to his defeat

Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Contribute

  • contribute to

Origin of Contribute

  • From Latin contribūtus, perfect passive participle of contribuō (“I bring together; I unite”), from con- (“together”) +‎ tribuō (“I bestow”), from tribus (“tribe”), dative of trēs (“three”), from Proto-Italic *trēs, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin contribuere contribūt- to bring together com- com- tribuere to grant tribute

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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