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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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Contributing to maintain an army at a distance causes the people to be impoverished.
That's three times the percentage (8 percent) that identifies contributing to an IRA as their first priority.
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.
The Yankees and Mets will privately finance their new facilities, with the State contributing to infrastructure upgrades for Shea Stadium, including surface parking, and the construction of new parking facilities for Yankee Stadium.
Businesses and business people who benefit from the community should participate in contributing to the hospital.
Organizational factors identified as contributing to burnout include multiple sponsorship of social work agencies, increased regulation, role conflict, downsizing, and role ambiguity.
My answer is simple: The historian in each of us knows that we are all, at best, only contributing to a history that will be written long after we are gone.
In addition to feeling safer, students have more time to talk about their own personal experiences contributing to self-directed and collaborative learning.
Furthermore, the acid may function synergistically with the sugar in regular pops contributing to rampant caries.
Tracy Lynette Salmon concedes that she was only investing 3% of her salary when she started contributing to her employer's 401(k) plan eight years ago.
but because their emissions of methane gas are causing the atmosphere to heat up, thus contributing to the "greenhouse effect" and the depletion of the ozone layer.
Lastly (and perhaps most importantly), donors may now contribute to Education IRAs while contributing to a qualified state tuition program for the same beneficiary in the same year.
Before contributing to an IRA each year, taxpayers also must consider their expected marginal tax rate on income before retirement.
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