Etymology
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contribute (v.)

1520s, "to give or grant in common with others," from Latin contributus, past participle of contribuere "to bring together, add, unite, collect, contribute" from assimilated form of com "with, together" (see con-) + tribuere "to allot, pay" (see tribute). Figurative sense is from 1630s. Related: Contributed; contributing.

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Definitions of contribute

contribute (v.)
bestow a quality on;
Synonyms: lend / impart / bestow / add / bring
contribute (v.)
contribute to some cause;
Synonyms: give / chip in / kick in
contribute (v.)
be conducive to;
Synonyms: lead / conduce
contribute (v.)
provide;
Synonyms: put up
From wordnet.princeton.edu