contribute to

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.
See also: contribute, to
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The primary purpose of the book is to contribute to the ongoing debate about the fundamental nature and scope of social work, and to considers its future in the light of rapidly changing social economic and political realities.
and Panel B shows responses to the question, What top three factors contribute to your continued participation on a MERLOT Editorial Board?
While lack of sterile supplies is important, unnecessary injections and poor understanding of infection control principles and practices also contribute to the spread of bloodborne viruses.