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verb [I or T] uk   /kənˈtrɪb.juːt/ /ˈkɒn.trɪ.bjuːt/  us     /kənˈtrɪb.juːt/  /ˈkɑːn-/
B2 to give something, especially money, in order to provide or achieve something together with other people: Aren't you going to contributetowards Jack's leaving present? Come to the meeting if you feel you have something to contribute. Her family have contributed £50,000 to the fund.C1 to write articles for a newspaper, magazine, or book: She contributes to several magazines.
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