Contribute

  • 1 contribute — con‧trib‧ute [kənˈtrɪbjuːt] verb [intransitive, transitive] to give money, help, ideas etc to something that a lot of other people are involved in: contribute to/​towards • His department contributed £2.3 million towards the fund. • They… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 contribute — con·trib·ute vb ut·ed, ut·ing vt: to make a contribution of vi: to make a contribution Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. contribute …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Contribute — Con*trib ute, v. i. 1. To give a part to a common stock; to lend assistance or aid, or give something, to a common purpose; to have a share in any act or effect. [1913 Webster] We are engaged in war; the secretary of state calls upon the colonies …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Contribute — Con*trib ute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contributed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contributing}.] [L. contributus, p. p. of contribuere to bring together, to add; con + tribuere to grant, impart. See {Tribute}.] To give or grant i common with others; to give to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 contribute — (v.) 1520s, from L. contributus, pp. of contribuere to bring together, add, unite, collect, contribute (see CONTRIBUTION (Cf. contribution)). Figurative sense is from 1630s. Related: Contributed; contributing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 contribute — [v1] donate, provide accord, add, afford, ante up, assign, bequeath, bequest, bestow, chip in, come through, commit, confer, devote, dispense, dole out*, dower, endow, enrich, furnish, give, give away, go Dutch*, grant, hand out, kick in*, pitch… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 contribute — ► VERB 1) give in order to help achieve or provide something. 2) (contribute to) help to cause or bring about. DERIVATIVES contribution noun contributive adjective contributor noun. USAGE The first pronunciation, which puts the s …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 contribute — [kən trib′yo͞ot] vt., vi. contributed, contributing [< L contributus, pp. of contribuere: see COM & TRIBUTE] 1. to give or provide jointly with others; give to a common fund 2. to write and give or sell (an article, story, poem, etc.) to a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 contribute to — index bear (support), cause, compound, espouse, further, promote (organize), serve ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 contribute — The standard pronunciation is with the main stress on the second syllable, although (as with distribute) pronunciation with stress on the first syllable is increasingly heard …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 contribute */*/*/ — UK [kənˈtrɪbjuːt] / US [kənˈtrɪbjut] / US [ˈkɑntrɪˌbjut] verb Word forms contribute : present tense I/you/we/they contribute he/she/it contributes present participle contributing past tense contributed past participle contributed Get it right:… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 contribute — con|trib|ute [ kən trıbjut, kantrı,bjut ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to give money, goods, or your time and effort in order to achieve something, especially when other people are also helping: contribute to: Many local businesses… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 contribute — verb 1 give ADVERB ▪ enormously, generously, greatly, handsomely, heavily, substantially ▪ His research has contributed enormously to our understanding of this disease. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 contribute — [[t]kəntrɪ̱bjuːt[/t]] ♦♦♦ contributes, contributing, contributed 1) VERB If you contribute to something, you say or do things to help to make it successful. [V to n] The three sons also contribute to the family business... [V to n] I believe that …

    English dictionary

  • 15 contribute — con|trib|ute W2S2 [kənˈtrıbju:t] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of contribuere, from com ( COM ) + tribuere ( TRIBUTE)] 1.) [I and T] to give money, help, ideas etc to something that a lot of other people are also involved …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 Contribute — Adobe Contribute Adobe Contribute Développeur Adobe Systems Dernière version CS4 (le 23 oct …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 17 contribute — v. 1) (D; tr.) to contribute for (we contributed clothing for the flood victims) 2) (D; intr., tr.) to contribute to, towards (to contribute to charity; she contributed a week s salary to the relief fund) * * * [kən trɪbjuːt] towards (to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 contribute — 01. He [contributes] a lot of time and money to helping people with AIDS. 02. Would you like to make a [contribution] towards helping to save grizzly bear habitat? 03. Nigeria is an important [contributor] to the U.N. peacekeeping force in the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 contribute — verb 1 (I, T) to give money, help, ideas etc to something that a lot of other people are also involved in: contribute to/towards sth: Most people contributed something towards the new church buildings. | contribute sth to/towards sth: The… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 contribute*/*/*/ — [kənˈtrɪbjuːt] verb 1) [I/T] to give money, goods, or your time and effort in order to help someone to achieve something Many local businesses offered to contribute to the fund.[/ex] He promised to contribute £5, 000 towards the cost of the… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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