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?
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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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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.
E and P, Refinery with the exception of O and GMCs contributed to selling pressure.
That amounts to a 12.8% share of all loans contributed to CMBS deals.
Also, another significant person who contributed to this year's collection was a woman from Salalah, who contributed RO5,000.
Answer: Yes | Question Two: Police planning for the semi-final match: Was there any error or omission in police planning and preparation for the semi-final match on 15 April 1989 which caused or contributed to the dangerous situation that developed on the day of the match?
In many instances, an ongoing business will be contributed to a newly formed or existing partnership.
The company's fourth annual "Post-RRSP Deadline Study," conducted during the last week of February, concludes that 63 per cent of Canadians contributed to their RRSP, or plan to do so, before the March 1 deadline stipulated under Canadian law.
Scientists have identified a gene that appears to have evolved rapidly in people and contributed to the emergence of the uniquely human brain.
"The recent openings of Linens 'n Things, PetsMart & PetsHotel, Marshalls, HomeGoods, AC Moore, Wal-Mart and Sam's Club and the new restaurant elements have all contributed to the evolution of Harmon Meadow into the regions most desirable retail and entertainment destina tion," said Emanuel Stern, president and CO0 of Hartz Mountain Industries.
Globalization has contributed to the migration of dreams from rich to poor countries, which, in turn, has contributed to the migration of nightmares from poor to rich ones.
Unsafe injection and blood donation practices have contributed to the global spread of bloodborne viral diseases.
Velasquez Institute, found that in the 2000 and 2002 election cycles, nearly 90% of the more than $2 billion contributed to federal political campaigns came from individuals living in zip codes that had a majority of white residents, and almost half of those dollars came from a person living in a wealthy zip code.
The post-course survey contained an additional section that asked the participants to rate how much they felt their perceptions had changed and what they felt had contributed to that change.