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verb contribute pronunciation in American English /kənˈtrɪbjut/contribute pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑntrɪˌbjut/
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present tense
present participlecontributing
past tensecontributed
past participlecontributed
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to give money, goods, or your time and effort in order to achieve something, especially when other people are also helping
    contribute to: Many local businesses offered to contribute to the school rebuilding fund.
    contribute something to/toward something: He promised to contribute $5,000 toward the cost of the lawsuit.
    The U.K. will contribute 8,000 troops to the NATO operation.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to be a part of a group or an activity and help it to be successful
    contribute something to something: Davis didn’t really contribute much to the game in the second half.
    have a lot/much/nothing to contribute: He felt he had nothing to contribute to the discussion.
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  3. 3
    [intransitive] to be one of the things that help to make something happen
    contribute to: The scandal certainly contributed to their defeat in the last election.
    contributing factor (=one of the things that causes something): Speed is a contributing factor in many automobile accidents.
  4. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] to write stories or articles for a newspaper or magazine
    contribute something to something: She continued to contribute articles to sports magazines.


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