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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : tending to bring about; being partly responsible for;
            "working conditions are not conducive to productivity";
            "the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of
            the city"; "a contributory factor" [syn: conducive, contributing(a),
             contributive, contributory, tributary]