contribute contribute  /kən ˈtrɪb jut/


  1. (v) bestow a quality on
  2. (v) contribute to some cause
  3. (v) be conducive to
  4. (v) provide


  1. Wind is a wonderfully renewable source of energy, but until now ordinary consumers who wanted to live off of--or contribute to--the electrical grid had no way to capture it.
  2. KFC is being sued for frying its chicken in cooking oils that contain trans fats, which can contribute to heart disease and diabetes.
  3. Today's taxpayers contribute money that is funneled to today's Social Security recipients, and hope that tomorrow's taxpayers will put in enough money to fund their retirements.


  1. Michigan may add checkoff funds to income tax forms

    Lansing — Michigan residents could contribute to funds aimed at fighting Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease through their income tax returns under legislation nearing final approval in Lansing.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  2. City Council will pay for cameras at rec centers

    City Council will contribute $3.6 million from its capital budget to pay for cameras at playgrounds and recreation centers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source:

  3. Immigrants Contribute More To Medicare Than They Take Out, Study Finds

    As Congress mulls changing America's border and naturalization rules, a study finds that immigrant workers are helping buttress Medicare's finances, because they contribute tens of billions a year more than immigrant retirees use in medical services.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Jackson Free Press


  1. "Some leaders in media, politics and business have been urging me to go beyond the role here at CNN and to engage in constructive problem solving as well as to contribute positively to a better understanding of the great issues of our day,"...
    on Nov 12, 2009 By: Lou Dobbs Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Mr Obama added, "because this has been ratcheting up - and I obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up - I think I unfortunately gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge Police Department or Sgt. Crowley specifically, and I could...
    on Jul 24, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Independent

  3. "I'm extremely professional in everything that I do on and off the court," Venus said. "I contribute my best in my sport and I also have a ton of respect for myself and my family. So any mention of that is extremely disrespectful for who I...
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Venus Williams Source: FOXNews

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