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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IN PARTICULAR This Work Is Dedicated By A Humble Native Of Flatland In the Hope that Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries OF THREE DIMENSIONS Having been previously conversant With ONLY TWO So the Citizens of that Celestial Region May aspire yet higher and higher To the Secrets of FOUR FIVE or EVEN SIX Dimensions Thereby contributing To the Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION And the possible Development Of that most and excellent GIFT of MODESTY Among the Superior Races Of SOLID HUMANITY
Contributing to maintain an army at a distance causes the people to be impoverished.
Sectors contributing to the performance include Commercial Banks (-41pts), Tobacco (-27pts), Cement (-17pts), Food and Personal Care Products (-13pts), and E and Ps (-13pts).
That's three times the percentage (8 percent) that identifies contributing to an IRA as their first priority.
In addition to which, there are hydroformed hollow camshafts, a plastic camshaft cover, thinner exhaust header flanges, an aluminum cam-chain tensioner, all contributing to lighter weight under the hood.
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 major emphasis of the 1991 NHLBI asthma guidelines (NHLBI 1991) was that asthma was an inflammatory disease; thus, while bronchospasm was clearly contributing to the clinical symptoms both acutely and chronically, research in the 1980s that included both bronchoalveolar lavage and bronchial biopsies demonstrated clearly the presence of ongoing airway inflammation.
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.
The Council of General Synod (COGS) will ask the-national church's eco-justice committee to request Kairos, a Canadian ecumenical justice group, to research the activities of companies "believed to be contributing to ongoing violence in Israel and Palestine," as well as those "contributing to ongoing peace and economic stability" in that region.
While many of these chapters are interesting, theoretically sophisticated and significant for knowledge development in social work, it is difficult to see how they foster the book's goal of contributing to social work's search for meaning and identity.
Eyal Press, a former contributing editor at Lingua Franca who's written for The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times and other publications, has been contributing to The Nation since 1994.
Her husband John, a 38-year old boiler manager for the YMCA, had never even considered contributing to his employer's 403(b) (the equivalent to a 401(k) plan for non profit organizations), even though he has worked for his organization for almost, 10 years.
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.
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