To give public approval and praise. “She was universally/widely/publicly acclaimed for her contribution to the discovery”.
A piece of writing submitted for publication in a jounal, book, article, story, item, chapter, paper essay.
Or a gift or payment to a common fund or collection, donation, gift, present, donative. Something that you contribute or to do help produce or achieve something together with other.
If you make a contribution to something, you do something to help make it successful. “The thing contributed his USD 100 contribution to the cancer research fund”. A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.