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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 something (to someone) (for someone or something)

to donate something to someone for the benefit of someone or something. I hope you will contribute at least a dollar to Mary for Tom's birthday present. Will you contribute a dollar for Tom to Mary when she comes around? Can you contribute a dollar for the gift?

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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Among Americans who are contributing to an IRA, 40 percent are contributing the maximum amount.
704(c)(1)(B) rules, the distributee member's basis in the distributed property is the LLC's basis in the property immediately before the distribution increased by any gain recognized by the contributing member or decreased by any loss recognized by the contributing membet The contributing member's basis in his or her LLC interest is also increased or decreased to reflect the recognized gain or loss (Regs.
8) Alternatively, Peracchi could have swapped promissory notes with a third party, contributing the note received in the swap, and then closing the loop with another exchange of notes.
I finally made it to the hamburger joint, but my heart sank at the sight of all those styrofoam containers that were contributing so much to the devastation of the ecosystem.
If the contributing partner is no longer a member at the time the underlying property is sold, this cannot be accomplished.
With the enforcement of a specified regional limit in the Baltic Sea Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA), the use of lubricants and conductivity improvers/static dissipaters is likely to witness a rise, thereby contributing to greater demand in the bunker fuel additives segment.
For contributions to partnerships in exchange for partnership interests, the courts have held that if the contributing partner's capital account is increased for the contributed property's fair market value (FMV), the transfer will be for full and adequate consideration, because the partner will be able to recoup such amounts if the partnership liquidates; see Est.
Before contributing to an IRA each year, taxpayers also must consider their expected marginal tax rate on income before retirement.
However, the only way to get into the show is to earn a ticket by contributing four hours of volunteer service.
Commentary: "Car Wars," Gold Medal, Richard Feast, Contributing Writer
Under AJCA Section 833(a), only the contributing partner can recognize BILs under Sec.
If you're not contributing the maximum amount to your employer-sponsored retirement plan, you may want to use at least part of your bonus to add to your account, especially if you are currently contributing less than the maximum amount matched by your employer.
A partner contributes property to a partnership when the partnership owns stock in the contributing partner;
In addition to the award given to the winning output device in each category, ErgoSoft served as a contributing partner supplying the RIP software and media product used to create the winning print.
If a partner contributes property to a partnership, generally, neither the contributing partner nor the partnership recognizes any gain or loss at the time of the contribution.