from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To give or supply in common with others; give to a common fund or for a common purpose.
- transitive v. To submit for publication: contributed two stories to the summer issue.
- intransitive v. To make a contribution: contributes to several charities.
- intransitive v. To help bring about a result; act as a factor: Exercise contributes to better health.
- intransitive v. To submit material for publication.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To give something, that is or becomes part of a larger whole.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive 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.
- intransitive 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.
- intransitive v. To give or use one's power or influence for any object; to assist.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. provide
- v. contribute to some cause
- v. be conducive to
- v. bestow a quality on
Latin contribuere, contribūt-, to bring together : com-, com- + tribuere, to grant; see tribute.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin con- + tribuere from tributa (Wiktionary)