con·trib·ute vb -ut·ed, -ut·ing
vt: to make a contribution of
vi: to make a contribution

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (assist) verb abet, accommodate, adiuvare, advance, advise, afford aid, aid, assist, assist substantially, be a party to, be helpful, be of service, bear a part, bring aid, conduce, cooperate, encourage, enter into, furnish aid, give aid, help, intercede for, join in, lend assistance, minister, partake, partake of, participate, prodesse, render help, serve, stand by, subscribe to, succor, support, take an active part in, tend associated concepts: contributing cause, contributing to delinquency of a minor, contributing to support a dependent II (indemnify) verb compensate, give back, indemnity, make compensation, make reparation, make restitution, pay back, pay damages, recompense, reimburse, remit, remunerate, restore, return, satisfy, tender III (supply) verb accord, add, administer, afford, allot, assign, award, bequeath, bequest, bestow, cede, commit, confer, consign, convey, deed, deliver, demise, devote, dispense, dispose of, dole out, donate, endow, enrich, equip, furnish, give, give away, grant, hand over, impart, invest, mete out, pass down, pay, present, proffer, relinquish, remit, render, share, subsidize, supply, tender, transmit, will associated concepts: contributed capital, contributing fault, contributing negligence, contributing proximate cause IV index abet, bear (yield), bequeath, bestow, capitalize (provide capital), convey (transfer), cooperate, create, defray, dole, endow, fund, furnish, give (grant), help, inure (benefit), involve (participate), participate, pay, present (make a gift), profit, provide (supply), redound, render (administer), replenish, spend, subsidize, supply, support (assist)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To give; to donate something in order to help some cause; to help or assist in bringing something about.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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