Contribute vs Attribute what difference

what is difference between Contribute and Attribute

English

Etymology

From Latin contribūtus, perfect passive participle of contribuō (I bring together; I unite), from con- (together) +‎ tribuō (I bestow), from tribus (tribe), dative of trēs (three), from Proto-Italic *trēs, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kənˈt(ʃ)ɹɪb.juːt/, /ˈkɒnt(ʃ)ɹɪˌbjuːt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /kənˈt(ʃ)ɹɪb.jut/
    • (when conjugated as contributing or contributed) IPA(key): /kənˈt(ʃ)ɹɪ.b(j)ət/
  • Hyphenation: con‧trib‧ute

Verb

contribute (third-person singular simple present contributes, present participle contributing, simple past and past participle contributed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To give something that is or becomes part of a larger whole.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:contribute

Related terms

  • contributable
  • contribution
  • contributive
  • contributor
  • contributory

Translations


Latin

Participle

contribūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of contribūtus


English

Etymology

From Latin attributus past participle of attribuere.

Pronunciation

Noun
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈætɹɪbjuːt/
  • (General American) enPR: ăʹtrĭ-byo͞ot’, IPA(key): /ˈætɹɪ̈ˌbjut/
  • Rhymes: -ætɹɪbjuːt
  • Hyphenation: at‧tri‧bute
Verb
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈtɹɪbjuːt/
  • (General American) enPR: ə-trĭʹbyo͞ot’, IPA(key): /əˈtɹɪˌbjut/
  • Rhymes: -ɪbjuːt
  • Hyphenation: at‧trib‧ute

Noun

attribute (plural attributes)

  1. A characteristic or quality of a thing.
    His finest attribute is his kindness.
  2. An object that is considered typical of someone or some function, in particular as an artistic convention.
  3. (grammar) A word that qualifies a noun, a qualifier.
    In the clause “My jacket is more expensive than yours”, “My” is the attribute of “jacket”.
  4. (logic) That which is predicated or affirmed of a subject; a predicate; an accident.
  5. (computing, object-oriented programming) An option or setting belonging to some object.
    This packet has its coherency attribute set to zero.
    A file with the read-only attribute set cannot be overwritten.
  6. (programming) A semantic item with which a method or other code element may be decorated.
    Properties can be marked as obsolete with an attribute, which will cause the compiler to generate a warning if they are used.
    • 2003, Peter Drayton, Ben Albahari, Ted Neward, C# in a Nutshell (page 536)
      This attribute is used to declare in metadata that the attributed method or class requires SocketPermission of the declared form.
  7. (computer graphics, dated) A numeric value representing the colours of part of the screen display.
    • 1987, Marcus Berkmann, Sceptre Of Bagdad (video game review) in Your Sinclair issue 17
      [] you can only carry two objects, your attributes clash when you walk past multi-coloured objects and your enemies fly up and down from the ceiling.
    • 1989, PC: The Independent Guide to IBM Personal Computers
      If any of the video buffer’s background attribute bits are on, MONO converts the attribute to 70h (inverse video).

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:characteristic

Derived terms

Related terms

  • attributive

Translations

Verb

attribute (third-person singular simple present attributes, present participle attributing, simple past and past participle attributed)

  1. To ascribe (something) to a given cause, reason etc.
  2. To associate ownership or authorship of (something) to someone.
    This poem is attributed to Browning.
    • 1663, John Tillotson, The Wisdom of being Religious
      We attribute nothing to God that hath any repugnancy or contradiction in it.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 278:
      Hākim’s atypical actions should not be attributed to Islam as much as to insanity, which eventually led him to proclaim himself as Allah, whereupon he was murdered by outraged fellow Muslims.

Conjugation

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

  • attribute in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • attribute in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • ribattute

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /at.triˈbuː.te/, [ät̪ːɾɪˈbuːt̪ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /at.triˈbu.te/, [ɑt̪ːɾiˈbuːt̪ɛ]

Adjective

attribūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of attribūtus

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