Definition of 'contribute'
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Some of the anchor plants for pots and planters also contribute wonderful scent to the winter garden. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We can help by contributing to the appeal but she could help with the right policies. The Sun (2016)The military alliance has also contributed to the displacement of more than 2.4 million people across the country. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Habitat loss because of the increasing human population and growth in agriculture has also contributed to the decline, the report said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Household cleaning products, especially lemon and pine scents, also contribute. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For employers, it could be time to give something back by helping former Forces staff contribute to your business. The Sun (2016) Businesses contribute a huge amount to the economy. The Sun (2011)Other changes have also contributed to her upsurge. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Business investment will contribute significantly to growth. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Mental illness or a family history of suicide can also contribute. The Sun (2009)He has also contributed to the fundraising. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Experts suggested that the particularly long and cold winter may also have contributed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The virus is slowing down in its ability to cause disease and that will help contribute to elimination. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Learn about their job roles and tell them how their help contributes to the growth and success of the business. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They are seen as more equipped to contribute to a business from day one than employees with a more academic background. The Sun (2013)Last year employees contributed 30,000 hours of volunteering. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Labour's manoeuvring last year contributed to this sorry condition. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The buzz for me is playing, contributing and helping the team. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In return, guests will be shown a board detailing what each business has contributed. The Sun (2011)The mild, wet winter also contributed to above average yields of oil. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The net effect is that banks will contribute another 1.7 billion in tax over the next six years. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Mars fills you with confidence, and the ideas you contribute help a group of friends to succeed. The Sun (2013)A local business contributes food to a church for distribution to the needy. Christianity Today (2000)Second, the massive immigration of recent years has contributed to a great deal of contact between different races and ethnic groups. Sociology (1995)It contributes 3.2 billion in exports, triple of that a decade ago. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The industry currently contributes 3billion a year to the economy and employs 40,000 staff. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'contribute'
British English: contribute /kənˈtrɪbjuːt/ VERB
If you contribute to something, you say or do something to help make it successful.
The children at this school contribute to community work.
- American English: contribute
- Arabic: يُسَاهِمُ في
- Brazilian Portuguese: contribuir
- Chinese: 捐献
- Croatian: doprinijeti
- Czech: přispět
- Danish: bidrage
- Dutch: bijdragen
- European Spanish: contribuir cooperar
- Finnish: osallistua
- French: contribuer
- German: beitragen
- Greek: συνεισφέρω
- Italian: contribuire
- Japanese: 寄付する
- Korean: 기여하다
- Norwegian: bidra
- Polish: przyczynić się
- European Portuguese: contribuir
- Romanian: a contribui
- Russian: содействовать
- Spanish: contribuir
- Swedish: bidra med
- Thai: มีส่วนทำให้
- Turkish: katkıda bulunmak
- Ukrainian: робити внесок
- Vietnamese: đóng góp
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