Translation of contribute in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /kənˈtrɪbjət; -bjuːt/


  • 1.1 [money/time] contribuir* con, aportar, hacer* una aportación or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) un aporte de; [suggestions/ideas] aportar her performance contributes little to the production su actuación aporta muy poco a la obra
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    • 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.
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    • 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] escribir* he contributed two essays to the volume escribió dos ensayos para el libro
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    • 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.


  • 1.1 (play significant part) to contribute (to sth) contribuir* (a algo) their efforts contributed to the success of the campaign sus esfuerzos contribuyeron al éxito de la campaña 1.2 (give money) contribuir*; (make social security contributions) hacer* aportaciones or (Spain/España) cotizar* or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) aportar or hacer* aportes or (Chile) imponer* or hacer* imposicionesto contribute to sth they all contributed to his present todos contribuyeron con dinero para su regalo to contribute to a fund hacer* aportaciones or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) aportes a un fondo 1.3 (participate) to contribute to sth participar en algo she contributes to class discussions participa en clase 1.4 [Journalism/Periodismo]to contribute to sth she contributes regularly to 'The Clarion' escribe regularmente para 'The Clarion'
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    • 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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