—v.t. 1. to give (money, time, knowledge, assistance, etc.) to a common supply, fund, etc., as for charitable purposes.
2. to furnish (an original written work, drawing, etc.) for publication: to contribute stories to a magazine.
—v.i. 1. to give (money, food, etc.) to a common supply, fund, etc.: He contributes to many charities. 2. to furnish works for publication: He contributed to many magazines. 3. contribute to, to be an important factor in; help to cause: A sudden downpour contributed to the traffic jam.