verb (used with object), con·trib·ut·ed, con·trib·ut·ing.
verb (used without object), con·trib·ut·ed, con·trib·ut·ing.
Origin of contribute
Examples from the Web for contribute
“I did not contribute to him, he did not contribute to me,” Duke said.
That means that fewer and fewer everyday Americans are choosing to contribute to campaigns.
Nor do these studies address the structural and systematic issues that contribute to obesity, such as poverty and stress.
But as a lawyer, she uses law to contribute to their protection.
It was the fundraiser to end all fundraisers, and no one was even asked to do anything so vulgar as to contribute any cash.
In the former case, action has to contribute profit or security or consolation to a self.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
Let us suppose one man in a district (it is an easy supposition) to contribute as much as a hundred of his neighbors.
Legitimate government can be formed only by the voluntary association of all who contribute to its support.An Essay on the Trial by Jury|Lysander Spooner
The Materia Medica includes all those substances, which may contribute to the restoration of health.Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin
And do not the vibrations of this medium in hot bodies, contribute to the intenseness and duration of their heat?Aether and Gravitation|William George Hooper
British Dictionary definitions for contribute
verb (often foll by to)
Word Origin for contribute
Word Origin and History for contribute
1520s, from Latin contributus, past participle of contribuere "to bring together, add, unite, collect, contribute" (see contribution). Figurative sense is from 1630s. Related: Contributed; contributing.