verb (used with object), con·trib·ut·ed, con·trib·ut·ing.
verb (used without object), con·trib·ut·ed, con·trib·ut·ing.
- contrecoup injury of brain,
- contributory negligence,
Origin of contribute
Examples from the Web for contributing
Vicky Ward was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair for 11 years.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When My Own Private Idaho came out, that was the first time somebody from our generation was contributing.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other contributing writers on the original series included Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont, and Earl Hamner, Jr.
Success on the field certainly has been a contributing factor to students remaining excited about attending games.How The University of Wisconsin Badgers Are Bucking the Big Ten Ticket Flop|Brian Weidy|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Egyptian government is contributing to this rise in extremism also.To Beat ISIS, the Arab World Must Promote Political and Religious Reforms|Rula Jebreal|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These gentlemen enhanced their kindness by reading an early proof, and by contributing valuable suggestions and criticisms.The Religion of Ancient Palestine|Stanley A. Cook
Mrs. Ogden Armour provided for the chorus girls, contributing $500 to settle their bills.Chicago's Awful Theater Horror|Various
Malnutrition, shortages of professional medical personnel, and insufficient health facilities were also contributing factors.Area Handbook for Albania|Eugene K. Keefe
We rowed along the shore, and as my host was contributing a pig, we had the animal with us.Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific|Felix Speiser
To the prisoners at Fort Madison, also, I must give the credit of contributing freely from their small savings to my necessities.Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love|Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
verb (often foll by to)
Word Origin 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.