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Definition of "contribute" []

  • To give or supply in common with others; give to a common fund or for a common purpose. (verb-transitive)
  • To submit for publication: contributed two stories to the summer issue. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a contribution: contributes to several charities. (verb-intransitive)
  • To help bring about a result; act as a factor: Exercise contributes to better health. (verb-intransitive)
  • To submit material for publication. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "contribute" in a sentence
  • "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."