Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTRIBUTES

But what's the odds if he's original, and contributes a document?'

For this is the principal end of speech, whereto it most contributes.

"H-m—this contributes something to the interest of affairs," said Morgan.

Each he or she contributes a twig, and the author weaves them into a nest.

Who contributes most in favour of the poor, for the support of these houses, asylums, poor-houses?

There is a knowledge of Nature which contributes to the earning of a living.

This is not necessary, for it contributes nothing to the efficiency of the fire itself.

Trouble gets in the air and contributes gloom, which speaks for itself.

It is intellectual culture which contributes most to diversify the features.

I don't believe that it contributes much to your sleep when you are worsted.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Latin contributus, past participle of contribuere "to bring together, add, unite, collect, contribute" (see contribution). Figurative sense is from 1630s. Related: Contributed; contributing.