Contribute vs. Attribute

By Jaxson

  • Contribute (verb)

    To give something that is or becomes part of a larger whole.

    “to contribute money to a church fund”

    “to contribute articles to a journal”

  • Attribute (noun)

    A characteristic or quality of a thing.

    “His finest attribute is his kindness.”

  • Attribute (noun)

    A word that qualifies a noun, a qualifier.

    “In the clause “My jacket is more expensive than yours”, “My” is the attribute of “jacket”.”

  • Attribute (noun)

    That which is predicated or affirmed of a subject; a predicate; an accident.

  • Attribute (noun)

    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.”

  • Attribute (noun)

    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.”

  • Attribute (noun)

    in a Nutshell (page 536)

  • Attribute (noun)

    A numeric value representing the colours of part of the screen display.

  • Attribute (verb)

    To ascribe (something) to a given cause, reason etc.

  • Attribute (verb)

    To associate ownership or authorship of (something) to someone.

    “This poem is attributed to Browning.”


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