Contribute

Definition of Contribute

Con`trib´ute
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Contributed; p. pr. & vb. n. Contributing.]
England contributes much more than any other of the allies.
- Addison.
v. i.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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