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Definition 1: contribute to some cause - [verb of possession]

Samples where contribute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I gave at the office

Synonyms for contribute in the sense of this definition

(contribute is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of contribute ) add together from different sources

"combine resources"

Definition 2: bestow a quality on - [verb of possession]

Samples where contribute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for contribute in the sense of this definition

(contribute is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of contribute ) be a contributing factor

"make things factor into a company's profitability"

(... is a kind of contribute ) impart gradually

"Her presence instilled faith into the children" "transfuse love of music into the students"

(... is a kind of contribute ) impart a cheap brightness to

"his tinseled image of Hollywood"

(... is a kind of contribute ) add as an extra or as a gratuity

Definition 3: provide - [verb of possession]

Samples where contribute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The city has to put up half the required amount

Synonyms for contribute in the sense of this definition

(contribute is a kind of ...) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

Samples where contribute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing

Synonyms for contribute in the sense of this definition

(contribute is a kind of ...) contribute to the progress or growth of

"I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

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