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From Latin contribūtus, perfect passive participle of contribuō ‎(I bring together; I unite), from con- ‎(together) +‎ tribuō ‎(I bestow), from tribus ‎(tribe), dative of trēs ‎(three), from Proto-Italic *trēs, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

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contribute ‎(third-person singular simple present contributes, present participle contributing, simple past and past participle contributed)

  1. To give something, that is or becomes part of a larger whole.
    • 2013 May-June, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 193:
      Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.

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contribūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of contribūtus
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