Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb contribute

4 senses of contribute

Sense 1
lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring -- (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")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
contribute, give, chip in, kick in -- (contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office")
       => give -- (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care")

Sense 3
contribute, lead, conduce -- (be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing")
       => promote, advance, boost, further, encourage -- (contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom")

Sense 4
put up, contribute -- (provide; "The city has to put up half the required amount")
       => pay -- (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please")

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