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contribute
WordNet 2.0
  • provide
  • "The city has to put up half the required amount"
  • contribute to some cause
  • "I gave at the office"
  • bestow a quality on
  • "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"
  • be conducive to
  • "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
contribute
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. 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; as, to contribute food or fuel for the poor.

    "England contributes much more than any other of the allies. Addison." --

  • 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.

    "We are engaged in war; the secretary of state calls upon the colonies to contribute. Burke." --

    2. To give or use one's power or influence for any object; to assist.

    "These men also contributed to obstruct the progress of wisdom. Goldsmith." --

 

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