contributing


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con·trib·ute

 (kən-trĭb′yo͞ot)
v. con·trib·ut·ed, con·trib·ut·ing, con·trib·utes
v.tr.
1. To give or supply in common with others; give to a common fund or for a common purpose.
2. To submit for publication: contributed two stories to the summer issue.
v.intr.
1. To make a contribution: contributes to several charities.
2. To help bring about a result; act as a factor: Exercise contributes to better health.
3. To submit material for publication.

[Latin contribuere, contribūt-, to bring together : com-, com- + tribuere, to grant; see tribute.]

con·trib′u·tive adj.
con·trib′u·tive·ly adv.
con·trib′u·tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contributing - tending to bring about; being partly responsible for; "working conditions are not conducive to productivity"; "the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city"; "a contributory factor"
causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"
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Contributing to maintain an army at a distance causes the people to be impoverished.
That's three times the percentage (8 percent) that identifies contributing to an IRA as their first priority.
704(c)(1)(B), a distribution of contributed appreciated or depreciated property within seven years of the date of contribution requires the contributing member to recognize remaining precontribution gain or loss on the date of such distribution.
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.
Categories 1 and 2 are based on the percentage of members contributing.
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.
Businesses and business people who benefit from the community should participate in contributing to the hospital.
There are more people retiring and fewer people actively employed and contributing.
Organizational factors identified as contributing to burnout include multiple sponsorship of social work agencies, increased regulation, role conflict, downsizing, and role ambiguity.
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.