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contribute

(Assist), verb abet, accommodate, advance, advise, afford aid, aid, assist, assist substannially, be a party to, be helpful, be of service, bear a part, bring aid, conduce, cooperate, encourage, enter into, furrish aid, give aid, help, intercede for, join in, lend assistance, minister, partake, partake of, participate, prodesse, render help, serve, stand by, subscribe to, succor, support, take an active part in, tend
Associated concepts: contributing cause, contributing to delinquency of a minor, contributing to support a dependent

contribute

(Indemnify), verb compensate, give back, indemnity, make compensation, make reparation, make restitution, pay back, pay damages, recompense, remit, remunerate, restore, return, satisfy, tender

contribute

(Supply), verb accord, add, administer, afford, allot, assign, award, bequeath, bequest, bestow, cede, commit, confer, consign, convey, deed, deliver, devote, dispense, dispose of, dole out, donate, endow, enrich, equip, furnish, give, give away, grant, hand over, impart, invest, mete out, pass down, pay, present, proffer, relinquish, remit, render, share, subsidize, supply, tender, transmit, will
Associated concepts: contributed capital, contributing fault, contributing negligence, contributing proximate cause
See also: abet, administer, assist, bear, benefit, bequeath, bestow, capitalize, convey, cooperate, create, defray, dole, endow, fund, furnish, give, grant, help, inure, involve, participate, pay, present, profit, provide, redound, render, replenish, spend, subsidize, supply, support, transfer, yield
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And from what I heard, Joseph contributed much to his deterioration, by a narrow- minded partiality which prompted him to flatter and pet him, as a boy, because he was the head of the old family.
Bygrave only, but even in his niece as well, with such a genuine air of annoyance that he actually contributed a new element of confusion to the existing perplexities of Mrs.
I have an impression that they were to be contributed eventually towards the liquidation of the National Debt, but I know I had no hope of any personal participation in the treasure.
Then it was that there came into my head the first of the mad notions that contributed so much to save our lives.
These considerations moved me to hasten my departure somewhat sooner than I intended; to which the court, impatient to have me gone, very readily contributed.
The snatches of conversation which he had caught between Christine and the monster had contributed not a little to drive him beside himself: add to that the shock of the magic forest and the scorching heat which was beginning to make the prespiration{sic} stream down his temples and you will have no difficulty in understanding his state of mind.
In one part seeing people on the other side, and remarking that the water was shallow, and that the rocks and trees which grew very thick there contributed to facilitate the attempt, I leaped from one rock to another, till I reached the opposite bank, to the great amazement of the natives themselves, who never had tried that way; my four companions followed me with the same success: and it hath been called since the passage of Father Jerome.
The hour, the summer season, the solitary place, the voice and skill of the singer, all contributed to the wonder and delight of the two listeners, who remained still waiting to hear something more; finding, however, that the silence continued some little time, they resolved to go in search of the musician who sang with so fine a voice; but just as they were about to do so they were checked by the same voice, which once more fell upon their ears, singing this
I was especially delighted with the mathematics, on account of the certitude and evidence of their reasonings; but I had not as yet a precise knowledge of their true use; and thinking that they but contributed to the advancement of the mechanical arts, I was astonished that foundations, so strong and solid, should have had no loftier superstructure reared on them.
The art of fortification has contributed to the same ends.
Much that I encountered on the way contributed, I know not how, to heighten the vague sentiments of which I have already spoken.
The feet themselves were heavily padded and nailless, which fact had also contributed to the noiselessness of their approach, and, in common with a multiplicity of legs, is a characteristic feature of the fauna of Mars.