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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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704(c)(1)(B) requires the recognition of any built-in gain or loss, built-in loss triggered by a distribution of property contributed by a member who holds more than a 50% interest in the LLC is disallowed due to the application of Sec.
And the Building Industry Association of Southern California and its Greater Los Angeles-Ventura County chapter have contributed $65,000 to the campaign.
Peracchi claimed that his note had a basis equal to its face amount, thereby making the total basis in the property he contributed greater than the total liabilities.
The substantial slack in labor markets and improvements in productivity growth have contributed to downward pressure on the inflation rate.
Billco uses most of the cash contributed and loaned by Bill to purchase new business assets.
7 ballot and has personally contributed $4,000 to sitting council members.
To meet his 1984 minimum funding obligation under the plan, in 1984 and 1985 he contributed three promissory notes without recourse.
The JV Agreement calls for Elkhorn to earn up to a 50% interest in the Mine by contributing $13 million over a five-month period, starting with initial payments totaling $1 million required to be contributed not later than two weeks after signing.
704(c) gain on contributed property may need to be recognized under Sec.
Santa Clarita Valley broker associate Lou Fricke also contributed to the cause, feeling that the Santa Clarita Valley community deserves a medical facility with enough resources to provide the best possible care for its burgeoning population.
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.
I feel that, when I create music for people, I contribute in two ways - I contribute to the motherland - my culture - and I have contributed to America.
This labor flexibility also has contributed to CTS' relatively high operational service levels, which in turn, have given the carrier the ability to charge a premium for its transportation services, further contributing to its relatively strong OR.
In Letter Ruling 200445023, the IRS approved the donor-managed investment account (DMIA), a new charitable giving technique that generates an immediate income tax deduction in the year of contribution and allows donors to manage contributed assets actively, without the administrative cost and complications of operating a private foundation.