contribute to (something)

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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?
See also: contribute

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.
See also: contribute
References in classic literature ?
But neither law nor justice was of any advantage to us, and the customs of the country were doomed to be broken when they would have contributed to our security.
The art of fortification has contributed to the same ends.
This peculiar felicity of situation has, in a great degree, contributed to preserve the liberty which that country to this day enjoys, in spite of the prevalent venality and corruption.
For property contributed to the transferor entity (original contribution), the amount of original Sec.
Scientists have identified a gene that appears to have evolved rapidly in people and contributed to the emergence of the uniquely human brain.
Unsafe injection and blood donation practices have contributed to the global spread of bloodborne viral diseases.
000) contributed to explaining the variance in frustration, findings that are supported in the literature (Gomez, 1995; Crotty, 1999).
When NOB embarked on its mission to seek out, profile and honour those women who had contributed to economic wealth, job creation and growth in Ontario's northern region, we knew it would be a growing initiative.
96-70606 (April 29, 1998), a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit permitted a taxpayer to engage in alchemy by ascribing basis to the taxpayer's note contributed to a corporation in order to avoid the effect of section 357(c).
The Federal Reserve has contributed to this progress by easing the stance of monetary policy in a measured fashion and thus helping to encourage appreciable declines in long-term interest rates.
Generally, this is not a problem when the FMV of the property contributed to the corporation equals its basis in the transferor's hands.
To the Editor: The conclusion by Davis and colleagues (1) that use of antimicrobial agents in agriculture is unlikely to have contributed to the emergence of multidrug-resistant Salmonella serotype Typhimurium DT104 (MR-DT104) is contrary to available evidence.