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1    add, afford, bestow, chip in     (informal)   donate, furnish, give, provide, subscribe, supply  
2    be conducive, be instrumental, be partly responsible for, conduce, help, lead, tend  
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  ( contributes    3rd person present)   ( contributing    present participle)   ( contributed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you contributeto something, you say or do things to help to make it successful.  
The three sons also contribute to the family business...      V to n  
He believes he has something to contribute to a discussion concerning the uprising.      V n to n, Also V  
2       verb   To contribute money or resources to something means to give money or resources to help pay for something or to help achieve a particular purpose.   (=donate)  
The US is contributing $4 billion in loans, credits and grants...      V n  
NATO officials agreed to contribute troops and equipment to such an operation if the UN Security Council asked for it.      V n to/towards n, Also V  
  contributor     ( contributors    plural)    n-count  
...the largest net contributors to EU funds.     
3       verb   If something contributesto an event or situation, it is one of the causes of it.  
The report says design faults in both the vessels contributed to the tragedy...      V to n  
Stress, both human and mechanical, may also be a contributing factor.      V-ing  
4       verb   If you contributeto a magazine, newspaper, or book, you write things that are published in it.  
I was asked to contribute to a newspaper article making predictions for the new year...      V to n  
Frank Deford is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair magazine.      V-ing  
  contributor     ( contributors    plural)    n-count  
Reporter Alan Nearn covers Central America and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker.     

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A person who rejects consumerism and seeks to contribute to the environmental protection by reducing waste, especially by retrieving and using discarded food and other goods.
blend of 'free' and 'vegan'. Ex: I met a group of freegans, and I was blown away when they showed me how much food is wasted every day.
using a lot of people (Internet users mostly) to contribute to a collective work. For example Wikipedia uses crowdsourcing
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