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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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From the perspective of contributive justice (that the laws must promote the common good), it is unjust for private banks to have a monopoly privilege in the creation of new money because this gives private interests excessive control over the whole economy.
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Education offers these children a chance to become contributive members involved in the promotion of peace and love worldwide instead.
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I would begin my communications, whether in the form of letters or phone calls with the COV "We live our code of values by asking clarifying questions if we disagree or do not understand." I used these building blocks to share my opinion in a way that was respectful and contributive to the betterment of the brand.
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