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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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Many characteristics -- and those, too, which contribute not the least forcibly to impart resemblance in a sketch -- must have vanished, or been obscured, before I met the General.
Six hours a day the young students were employed in this labour; and the professor showed me several volumes in large folio, already collected, of broken sentences, which he intended to piece together, and out of those rich materials, to give the world a complete body of all arts and sciences; which, however, might be still improved, and much expedited, if the public would raise a fund for making and employing five hundred such frames in Lagado, and oblige the managers to contribute in common their several collections.
My dear madam, I am not so ignorant of young ladies' ways as you wish to believe me; it is this delightful habit of journaling which largely contributes to form the easy style of writing for which ladies are so generally celebrated.
Peter Craig, our enterprising literary editor, contributes a touching love story.
As Socrates said that virtue is knowledge, so Spinoza would have maintained that knowledge alone is good, and what contributes to knowledge useful.
The last Grand Duke of Weimar, a man of superior understanding, said,--"I have sometimes remarked in the presence of great works of art, and just now especially in Dresden, how much a certain property contributes to the effect which gives life to the figures, and to the life an irresistible truth.
These reflections have dispelled the agitation with which I began my letter, and I feel my heart glow with an enthusiasm which elevates me to heaven, for nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose --a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
And besides these, I know of no other qualities that contribute to the perfection of the mind; for as to the reason or sense, inasmuch as it is that alone which constitutes us men, and distinguishes us from the brutes, I am disposed to believe that it is to be found complete in each individual; and on this point to adopt the common opinion of philosophers, who say that the difference of greater and less holds only among the accidents, and not among the forms or natures of individuals of the same species.
And the increased intercourse among those of different States will contribute not a little to diffuse a mutual knowledge of their affairs, as this again will contribute to a general assimilation of their manners and laws.
Even in 1844, when his literary reputation was established securely, he wrote to a friend expressing his pleasure because a magazine to which he was to contribute had agreed to pay him $20 monthly for two pages of criticism.
Therefore for all persons to say the same thing was their own, using the word all in its distributive sense, would be well, but is impossible: in its collective sense it would by no means contribute to the concord of the state.
But you will contribute something to the campaign fund to assist in your election, will you not?