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The word contribute and its family (contributed, contributes, contributing, contribution, contributions, contributor, contributors) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the verb contribute

What does contribute mean as a doing word?

Contribute is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: contributed | contributing | contributes

  1. bestow a quality on
  2. contribute to some cause
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]Some of the members may donate privately
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I donated my house (to somebody)
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] among [Recipient, plural]She distributed the money among oversea units
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]We contributed our paycheck to her
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient]He donated directly to JSP members | The bank lent to fewer customers
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Theme]He is willing to sacrifice to the arbitrage trader some small profit
      [Theme 1 - abstract] [Verb] to [Theme 2]The standoff over abortion is certain to contribute to further delays
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of contribute: chip in / give / kick in
    • more generic word: give = transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
    • more specific word: combine = add together from different sources
  3. be conducive to
  4. provide
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of contribute: put up
    • more generic word: pay = give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

Alternative definition of the verb contribute

verb

  1. To give something, that is or becomes part of a larger whole.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for contribute

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Google previewDreamweaver CC (2013)

Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Negrino, Dori Smith

Many other permissions and restrictions are possible if people who work on your site use Contribute. Contribute is a program that is exceptionally useful, but for reasons we don't understand, Adobe has removed it from the Creative Suite 6 ...

Google previewLearning with Digital Games (2009)

A Practical Guide to Engaging Students in Higher Education by Nicola Whitton

Its movement as individuals contribute is an indication that there are other ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Distinctions (2003)

by Danish Ahmed

Usually people contribute time, energy, effort, ideas and possibility. Notice that when we give, we usually give something very tangible. Contributing isn't necessarily tangible but it's very qualitative. Contributing a bit of time and energy to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Services Research (2009)

Ed. by Ross M. Mullner by Ross M. Mullner

contribute to this category of disease include physical, chemical, nutritional, and biological factors. The intrinsic categorization includes hereditary and hypersensitivity (immunologic) disorders. Extrinsic Diseases The physical factors that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition (2008)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Knowledge required by each function to contribute ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1905)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft, Charles Porterfield

Insurer's liability to contribute, 14-994 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Nutrition in Sport (2008)

by Ronald J. Maughan

bic energy provision from glycogen breakdown and the glycolytic pathway may contribute to the improvement in performance during repeated bouts of intense exercise (100% V . o2max.) lasting 2–5min (Jackman et al. 1996). If this occurred, it ...

Google previewInvestigations into the Meta-Communicative Lexicon of English (2012)

A contribution to historical pragmatics by Ulrich Busse, Axel Hübler

Introduction The study of metacommunication may contribute significantly to better understanding of a variety of linguistic phenomena at various levels of refinement. In the case of correspondence, for instance, ...

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Usage statistics about contribute

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb contribute:

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Quotes about contribute

You have never done enough, so long as it is still possible that you have something of value to contribute (Dag Hammarskjold)
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Scrabble value of C3O1N1T1R1I1B3U1T1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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