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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·trib·ute /kənˈtrɪbjət, (ˌ)bjut ||ˈtrɪbət; ||ˈkɑntrəˌbjut/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·trib·ute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contributed; p. pr. & vb. n. Contributing.]  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.
    England contributes much more than any other of the allies.   --Addison.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·trib·ute, v. i.
 1. To give a part to a common stock; to lend assistance or aid, or give something, to a common purpose; to have a share in any act or effect.
    We are engaged in war; the secretary of state calls upon the colonies to contribute.   --Burke.
 2. To give or use one's power or influence for any object; to assist.
    These men also contributed to obstruct the progress of wisdom.   --Goldsmith.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to
           the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She
           brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds
           a light note to the program" [syn: lend, impart, bestow,
            add, bring]
      2: contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office" [syn: give,
          chip in, kick in]
      3: be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead
         to better writing" [syn: lead, conduce]
      4: provide; "The city has to put up half the required amount"
         [syn: put up]