American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To give or supply in common with others; give to a common fund or for a common purpose.
- v. To submit for publication: contributed two stories to the summer issue.
- v. To make a contribution: contributes to several charities.
- v. To help bring about a result; act as a factor: Exercise contributes to better health.
- v. To submit material for publication.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give or grant in common with others; give to a common stock or for a common purpose; furnish as a share or constituent part of anything: as, to contribute money to a charity; to contribute articles to a magazine.
- To give or do a part; lend a portion of power, aid, or influence; have a share in any act or effect.
- v. To give something, that is or becomes part of a larger whole.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To give or grant i common with others; to give to a common stock or for a common purpose; to furnish or suply in part; to give (money or other aid) for a specified object.
- v. 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.
- v. To give or use one's power or influence for any object; to assist.
- v. provide.
- v. contribute to some cause
- v. be conducive to
- v. bestow a quality on
- From Latin con- + tribuere from tributa (Wiktionary)
- Latin contribuere, contribūt-, to bring together : com-, com- + tribuere, to grant; see tribute. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Magazine can contribute is to choose language of respect to refer to all people, regardless of the status of their documents.”
“What motivated me to contribute is basically because I totally believe that what's been going on with the stimulus money and the stimulus plan is what led to the temporary employment I have now," said Dismukes, 50.”
“How quickly Crabtree can contribute is in question, especially since March foot surgery limited his participation in spring drills.”
“In 2010, the maximum individuals under 50 can contribute is $5,000; for individuals 50 and over, the maximum is $6,000.”
“When all the Democrats above can only bad mouth Republicans, it becomes very obvious that the only way they can contribute is to ignore the "merits" of the health care bill.”
“I will not stand by and watch McCain contribute to the death and destruction of our young.”
“Anybody who believes her supporters cannot afford to contribute is drinking the same kool-aid that the Clinton's are just "regular folk" who hang out in bars, do shots, and shoot guns.”
“But I've decided that there are some parts of the web community that I don't want to give up on, and that the best way I can contribute is to make the things that I'd want to see.”
“I did well at this, and while MythBusters has me as a builder and an on-camera person, another thing I contribute is figuring out how to do things simply, quickly and cheaply.”
“If you've got a question on the topic you can email it to the magazine or contribute from the floor on the night.”
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