beitragen

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Etymology[edit]

bei- +‎ tragen

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  • IPA(key): [ˈbaɪ̯tʁaːɡŋ̩], [ˈbaɪ̯tʁaːɡən]

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beitragen (class 6 strong, third-person singular simple present trägt bei, past tense trug bei, past participle beigetragen, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive, with zu + dative) to contribute to (to give something, that is or becomes part of a larger whole)
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 2/2010, page 125:
      Kohlendioxid trägt durch seine Menge mehr als jedes andere Treibhausgas zum Klimawandel bei, doch seine Konzentration in der Luft beträgt weniger als 0,04 Prozent.
      Carbon dioxide contributes by its amount more than any other greenhouse gas to climate change, but its concentration in the air is less than 0.04 percent.

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