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Definitions of contribute

  1. To give a part; to have a share in any act or effect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To give along with others: to give for a common purpose: to pay a share. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To give for a common purpose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To supply as part of a common stock; give in aid of some object. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To lend one's aid for a common purpose; to give something to a cause. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To give or bear a part. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. of a quality, as in; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. provide; "The city has to put up half the required amount" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To give or use one's power or influence for any object; to assist. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To give for a common purpose; to pay a share. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To give or grant in a common with others, as to a common stock; to pay a share; to give a part or share; to impart aid or influence to a common purpose. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Contributor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for contribute

  1. Do the people of the rural districts of your county contribute to the improvement of the streets of the cities and towns? – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  2. They ought rather to seek to contribute to less fortunate persons a full share in the evening's amusement. – Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness by Arthur Martine
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