Definition of contribute
- contribute money to a cause
- He contributed several poems to the magazine.
- contribute to a fund-raising campaign
- Many players have contributed to the team's success.
The volunteers contributed their time towards cleaning up the city.
We're trying to raise money for a new school, and we're hoping that everyone will contribute.
He did not contribute to the project.
In order for the team to win, everyone has to contribute.
He contributed many poems to the magazine.
Ten scientists contributed to the special edition of the journal.
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: to give (something, such as money, goods, or time) to help a person, group, cause, or organization
: to help to cause something to happen
: to write (something, such as a story, poem, or essay) for a magazine
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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