Synonyms for tributary

Synonyms for (noun) tributary

Synonyms: feeder, confluent, tributary, affluent

Definition: a branch that flows into the main stream

Similar words: branch

Definition: a stream or river connected to a larger one

Synonyms for (adj) tributary

Synonyms: conducive, contributing, contributive, contributory, tributary

Definition: tending to bring about; being partly responsible for

Usage: working conditions are not conducive to productivity; the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city; a contributory factor

Similar words: causative

Definition: producing an effect

Usage: poverty as a causative factor in crime

Synonyms: tributary

Definition: paying tribute

Usage: a tributary colony

Similar words: obligated

Definition: caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course

Usage: felt obligated to repay the kindness; was obligated to pay off the student loan

Synonyms: tributary

Definition: (of a stream) flowing into a larger stream

Similar words: secondary

Definition: being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate

Usage: the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher; a secondary source; a secondary issue; secondary streams

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