Contribute Con*trib"ute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contributed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contributing}.] [L. contributus, p. p. of contribuere to bring together, to add; con- + tribuere to grant, impart. See {Tribute}.] To give or grant i common with others; to give to a common stock or for a common purpose; to furnish or suply in part; to give (money or other aid) for a specified object; as, to contribute food or fuel for the poor. [1913 Webster]

England contributes much more than any other of the allies. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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