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.
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]