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contribute

con·trib·ute

contribute

 
 
pronunciation:
kn trI byut
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: contributed, contributes, contributing
definition 1: to give individually or with others to a common fund or collective effort.
We contributed both time and money to the senator's campaign.
synonyms:
donate, give
similar words:
accord, furnish, grant, help, present, provide, subsidize, supply
definition 2: to provide (written material) for publication.
She contributed two articles to the journal last year.
synonyms:
author, write
similar words:
provide, submit
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to donate something, such as money or time, to a common fund or collective effort.
I'm sorry that I'm not able to contribute this year.
synonyms:
donate, give, pitch in
similar words:
chip in, provide
definition 2: to play a part in or add to.
Her wonderful acting certainly contributed to the success of the play.He never once contributed to the conversation.The dog's barking contributes heavily to the noise level around here.
 
definition 3: to provide written material for publication.
It's important to contribute to these academic journals.
synonyms:
write
similar words:
pitch in
derivations: contributive (adj.), contributively (adv.), contributor (n.)
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The word contribute contains the following part:
trib Latin root that means grant; allot