Contribute definition

kən-trĭbyo͝ot
To submit for publication.

Contributed two stories to the summer issue.

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To contribute is to give something or to help make something happen.

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.

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To give something, that is or becomes part of a larger whole.
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To help bring about a result; act as a factor.

Exercise contributes to better health.

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To give or furnish (knowledge, ideas, etc.)
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To make a contribution.

Contributes to several charities.

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To submit material for publication.
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To write and give or sell (an article, story, poem, etc.) to a magazine, newspaper, or other publication.
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To give or provide jointly with others; give to a common fund.
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To give or supply in common with others; give to a common fund or for a common purpose.
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contribute to
  • to have a share in bringing about (a result); be partly responsible for
    Fatigue contributed to his defeat.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

contribute to

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

  • 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