contribute

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  • IPA(key): /kənˈt(ʃ)ɹɪbjuːt/
  • (less common, UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒnt(ʃ)ɹɪˌbjuːt/}}
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin contribūtus, perfect passive participle of contribuō (I bring together; I unite), from con- (together) +‎ tribuō (I bestow), from tribus (tribe), dative of trēs (three), from Proto-Italic *trēs, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Verb[edit]

contribute (third-person singular simple present contributes, present participle contributing, simple past and past participle contributed)

  1. To give something, that is or becomes part of a larger whole.
    • 2013 May-June, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 193: 
      Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.

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Participle[edit]

contribūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of contribūtus