verb (used with object), con·trib·ut·ed, con·trib·ut·ing.
verb (used without object), con·trib·ut·ed, con·trib·ut·ing.
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But it is in narrative and in description that the quality of style is most contributive to the maximum effect.
Description also, in the most artistic fiction, is used only as subsidiary and contributive to narration.
Henry James proposed, in each instance, to disclose "the contributive value of the accessory facts in a given artistic case."
It would be foolish to ignore the contributive force of this sense.Modern Religious Cults and Movements|Gaius Glenn Atkins
The contributive part of French in the new vocabulary corresponds to the branches of activity reserved to the new-comers.A Literary History of the English People|Jean Jules Jusserand