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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contribute  \Con*trib"ute\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Contributed};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Contributing}.]  [L.  contributus  p.  p.  of 
  contribuere  to  bring  together,  to  add  con-  +  tribuere  to 
  grant,  impart.  See  {Tribute}.] 
  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. 
 
  England  contributes  much  more  than  any  other  of  the 
  allies.  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contribute  \Con*trib"ute\,  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contribute 
  v  1:  of  a  quality,  as  in:  "Her  presence  lends  a  certain  cachet  to 
  the  company";  "The  music  added  a  lot  to  the  play";  "She 
  brings  a  special  atmosphere  to  our  meetings";  "This  adds 
  a  light  note  to  the  program"  [syn:  {lend},  {impart},  {bestow}, 
  {add},  {bring}] 
  2:  contribute  to  some  cause  "I  gave  at  the  office"  [syn:  {give}, 
  {chip  in},  {kick  in}] 
  3:  be  conducive  to  "The  use  of  computers  in  the  classroom  lead 
  to  better  writing"  [syn:  {lead},  {conduce}] 
  4:  provide;  "The  city  has  to  put  up  half  the  required  amount" 
  [syn:  {put  up}] 




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