contribute to

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contribute to (something)

1. To give or add something to something. Are you planning to contribute to the toy drive again this year? I think you should keep Eric because he really contributes a lot to our team.
2. To be a factor or catalyst for a particular occurrence or event. I'm sorry, I think sleep deprivation contributed to my outburst just then. What factors contributed to the start of the First World War?
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contribute to something

1. to donate something to some cause. Please contribute to the fund for the needy.
2. to add to or exacerbate something. The dry weather contributed to the failure of the crops.
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If a client is not eligible to contribute to a deductible IRA but is eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA, he or she should contribute up to the maximum allowable amount to a 401(k) before considering contributing to a Roth IRA.
However, if a spouse has HDHP family coverage and the other spouse has non-HDHP self-only coverage, the spouse with the HDHP family coverage is an eligible individual and may contribute to an HSA up to the amount of the annual contribution limit.
The notion that our healthcare settings contribute to the amplification of infectious disease contradicts our expectations.
This study examined the organizational factors that contribute to social workers' frustration with their work situation.
Teachers of MCD integrate self-awareness, critical reflection, and reconstruction of previous assumptions that will contribute to transformative learning via an experiential and process-focused approach.
Phosphoric and citric acids, natural juices and carbonated water contribute to the acidity of pops.
Program profiles women who contribute to wealth, job creation and economic diversity of Ontario s' North
Participants in the conference will include IRS employees, the practitioner community (both in-house and outside representatives), and academia, who will contribute to the understanding of and dedication to professional standards by those involved in tax practice, whether on behalf of the government or taxpayers.
Hence, elastomers with improved stress relaxation properties contribute to quiet engine operation.
The service--enormously important--helps save the environment by providing ecologically sensitive parents with all-natural cloth diapers, so they can avoid using plastic products that cram urban landfills to overflowing and ultimately contribute to the destruction of the ecosystem, the landfills, and, for all I know, the ravaging of the Amazon Rain Forest and the vast grazing plains of central Africa.
Of course, individuals can manage their assets on their own without using a DMIA and simply grow their wealth, paying income taxes on an accumulation from year to year until they are ready to contribute to charity.