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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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I have argued that practicing social justice means practicing all three types of justice relevant to economic affairs: commutative justice, distributive justice, and contributive justice.
In addition, positive emotional aspects of humankind are contributive to his continuous act of religion leading to better beliefs in religion-based concepts.
Here Jesus teaches a lesson in the virtue of contributive justice
Summary: In BME's exploration of the rise of CFOs to CEO status, Chris Taylor CEO at Abu Dhabi Finance who was also recognised in 2012 as Chartered Accountant of the Year by ICAEW, confirms this award achievement as a contributive factor in his appointment to CEO in 2013.
Even Imran Khan could not help saying that execution is contributive of the `festering wounds' of the erstwhile brothers.
Former company member Penelope Freeh says, "Dancing there cracked me open as a creative, contributive, and generative artist.
Educationists, people preparing learning materials and the like, etc should research and design innovative ideas in this direction to make learning naturally contributive in elevating the behaviour, conduct and character of the children, which will be helpful to them in later years and to the society also.
Social rent generation in social entrepreneurship: How competitive advantage becomes contributive advantage.
The NAB Chairman accordingly empowered the Awareness and Prevention Division; which remained in constant liaison with various agencies under Federal and Provincial setups especially the Regulators for improvement in their existing framework to make them more effective, transparent and contributive to anti-corruption drive.
Though the Yillardian paradigm needed critical and mutual contributive inputs from interdisciplinary sources and, particularly, critical theory of religion (from the Frankfurt School), Flanagan hints at the potential of Tillard's early contribution for the contemporary development in systematic ecclesiology (cf.
However, through specific scientific initiatives such as environmental engineering, modern science can also serve as a contributive instrument towards lessening the effects of this crisis.
Neanmoins, elle reste peu contributive pour le diagnostic positif, et son role reside dans l'evaluation de la fonction renale et la verification d'une dilatation uretero-pyelocalicielle.
It challenges especially those who exclude on the basis of superficial notions of private property, legal status and personal or even national rights without any social, moral or divine reference point, or any regard for the exigencies of distributive, contributive and restorative justice that flow as a natural consequence from divine gratuity.
This loss prevention philosophy keeps in mind the fact that human nature is such that most employees, as described through the contributive theories of Donald Cressey, will always continue to engage in theft from their employers as a result of available opportunities, the financial need or external pressures facing employees, along with their actions of rationalization.
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