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contribute
American English: /kənˈtrɪbjut/
British English: /kənˈtrɪbjuːt/
, /ˈkɒntrɪbjuːt/

Translation of contribute in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1
    (money/time)
    contribuir con
    hacer una aportación or (especially Latin America) un aporte de
    (suggestions/ideas)
    her performance contributes little to the production
    su actuación aporta muy poco a la obra
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2
    (article/poem/paper)
    he contributed two essays to the volume
    escribió dos ensayos para el libro
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (play significant part) See examples:to contribute (to something) their efforts contributed to the success of the campaign
    sus esfuerzos contribuyeron al éxito de la campaña
    1.2 (give money)
    (make social security contributions)
    hacer aportaciones or (Spain) cotizar or (River Plate area) aportar or hacer aportes or (Chile) imponer or hacer imposiciones
    to contribute to somethingthey all contributed to his present
    todos contribuyeron con dinero para su regalo
    to contribute to a fund
    hacer aportaciones or (especially Latin America) aportes a un fondo
    1.3 (participate) See examples:to contribute to something
    participar en algo
    she contributes to class discussions
    participa en clase
    1.4 (Journalism)to contribute to somethingshe contributes regularly to 'The Clarion'
    escribe regularmente para 'The Clarion'
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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