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Pronunciation:  kun'tribyoot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  provide; "The city has to put up half the required amount"
  2. [v]  contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office"
  3. [v]  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"
  4. [v]  be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"

CONTRIBUTE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: add, bestow, bring, chip in, conduce, give, impart, kick in, lead, lend, put up
 See Also: advance, alter, boost, change, combine, encourage, further, instill, pay, pool, promote, throw in, tinsel, transfuse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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
             These men also contributed to obstruct the progress
             of wisdom.                            --Goldsmith.
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