contribute

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contribute(
kuhn
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trih
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byut
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to give)
a. contribuir con
I contributed $20 to her goodbye present.Contribuí con 20 dólares a su regalo de despedida.
b. aportar
The state contributed €5 mllion to repair the damage caused by the earthquake.El estado aportó 5 millones de euros para reparar los daños causados por el terremoto.
2. (journalism)
a. escribir
I was asked to contribute a short story for the magazine.Me pidieron que escribiera un cuento para la revista.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to give money)
a. contribuir
I live with my parents, but I contribute towards household expenses.Vivo con mis padres, pero contribuyo a los gastos de la casa.
4. (to help)
a. contribuir
Their campaign has contributed to a better understanding of the plight of these animals.Su campaña ha contribuido a una mejor comprensión de la grave situación que viven estos animales.
5. (to participate)
a. intervenir
She rarely contributes at staff meetings.Raras veces interviene en las reuniones del personal.
6. (journalism; used with "to")
a. escribir para
He contributes to their weekend supplement on a regular basis.Escribe regularmente para su suplemento de fin de semana.
b. colaborar con
She has contributed to the Washington Post and other newspapers.Ha colaborado con el Washington Post y otros diarios.
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contribute
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. contribuir con, aportar
to contribute an article to a newspaperescribir una colaboración para un periódico
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. contribuir
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contribute [kənˈtrɪbjuːt]
transitive verb
[+money, ideas] contribuir; aportar; especially (LAm) [+facts, information etc] aportar; [+help] prestar; [+article to a newspaper] escribir
she contributed £10 to the collection contribuyó con 10 libras a la colecta
intransitive verb
(to charity, collection) contribuir;to a; (to newspaper) colaborar;to en; (to discussion) intervenir;to en; (help in bringing sth about) contribuir
everyone contributed to the success of the play todos contribuyeron al éxito de la obra; it all contributed to the muddle todo sirvió para aumentar la confusión
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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