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contribute Saltos de línea: con|trib|ute
Pronunciación: /kənˈtrɪbjuːt/

Definición de contribute en inglés:


[with object]
1Give (something, especially money) in order to help achieve or provide something: taxpayers had contributed £141.8 million towards the cost of local services [no object]: he contributed to a private pension
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Thanks to parental and extended family support the children proudly contributed money to their class events.
  • Samuelson said another half dozen individuals had also contributed money but he declined to reveal their identities.
  • They keep asking him if he's a member of or has ever contributed money to the Communist party.
give, donate, give/make a donation of, put up, come up with, subscribe, hand out, grant, bestow, present, gift, accord;
provide, supply, furnish
informalchip in, pitch in, fork out, dish out, shell out, cough up
British informalstump up
North American informalkick in, ante up, pony up
impart, lend, add, give, confer
1.1 [no object] (contribute to) Help to cause or bring about: the government imposed a tax on fuels which contributed to global warming
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This gives his music a totally unique touch and contributes to the general bleak atmosphere.
  • It was a remarkable moment in Scottish politics, contributing to a resounding result.
  • The narrow corridor and small doorways also contributes to the claustrophobic effect.
play a part in, be instrumental in, be a factor in, be partly responsible for, have a hand in, be conducive to, make for, lead to, cause, give rise to;
help, promote, advance, further, forward, oil the wheels of, open the door for, add to
formalconduce to
1.2Supply (an article) for publication in a newspaper, magazine, or journal: he contributed articles to the magazine
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • She was a capable journalist and contributed numerous articles to several Australian newspapers.
  • He was also writing comic books and contributing articles to counter-culture magazines.
  • She also spent a year contributing articles to her local newspaper.
1.3 [no object] Give one’s views in a discussion: he did not contribute to the meetings
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I do well academically and contribute regularly to class discussions.
  • It is a sad reflection on contemporary universities that academics contribute little to the discussion.
  • Contributions from the floor make up the discussion, and all are encouraged to contribute.


There are two possible pronunciations of the word contribute, one which puts the stress on the -tri- and one which puts it on the con-. The first is held to be the standard, correct pronunciation even though the pronunciation with stress on the con- is older.



Pronunciación: /kənˈtrɪbjuːt/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The contributive effects of upbringing to such a reaction cannot be ruled out, so let me also state my own background.
  • ‘Identity safety is best established though implicit efforts at establishing the contributive value of social identities as a norm in a setting,’ he said.
  • More strongly, he argues that the processes of printmaking were contributive to and even partly constitutive of natural philosophical and mathematical knowledge itself.


Mid 16th century: from Latin contribut- 'brought together, added', from the verb contribuere, from con- 'with' + tribuere 'bestow'.

Palabras que riman con contribute

attribute, tribute

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