contribute towards

contribute towards
phr verb
Contribute towards/toward is used with these nouns as the object: ↑upkeep

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  • contribute — con‧trib‧ute [kənˈtrɪbjuːt] verb [intransitive, transitive] to give money, help, ideas etc to something that a lot of other people are involved in: contribute to/​towards • His department contributed £2.3 million towards the fund. • They… …   Financial and business terms

  • towards */*/*/ — UK [təˈwɔː(r)dz] / US [təˈwɔrdz] preposition 1) in a particular direction used for saying in which direction someone or something is going, facing, or looking a stream of traffic speeding towards West London I saw Joanna hurrying towards me along …   English dictionary

  • contribute */*/*/ — UK [kənˈtrɪbjuːt] / US [kənˈtrɪbjut] / US [ˈkɑntrɪˌbjut] verb Word forms contribute : present tense I/you/we/they contribute he/she/it contributes present participle contributing past tense contributed past participle contributed Get it right:… …   English dictionary

  • contribute — verb 1 give ADVERB ▪ enormously, generously, greatly, handsomely, heavily, substantially ▪ His research has contributed enormously to our understanding of this disease. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • contribute — [[t]kəntrɪ̱bjuːt[/t]] ♦♦♦ contributes, contributing, contributed 1) VERB If you contribute to something, you say or do things to help to make it successful. [V to n] The three sons also contribute to the family business... [V to n] I believe that …   English dictionary

  • contribute — verb 1 (I, T) to give money, help, ideas etc to something that a lot of other people are also involved in: contribute to/towards sth: Most people contributed something towards the new church buildings. | contribute sth to/towards sth: The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • contribute — con|trib|ute W2S2 [kənˈtrıbju:t] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of contribuere, from com ( COM ) + tribuere ( TRIBUTE)] 1.) [I and T] to give money, help, ideas etc to something that a lot of other people are also involved …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • contribute — v. 1) (D; tr.) to contribute for (we contributed clothing for the flood victims) 2) (D; intr., tr.) to contribute to, towards (to contribute to charity; she contributed a week s salary to the relief fund) * * * [kən trɪbjuːt] towards (to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • contribute — 01. He [contributes] a lot of time and money to helping people with AIDS. 02. Would you like to make a [contribution] towards helping to save grizzly bear habitat? 03. Nigeria is an important [contributor] to the U.N. peacekeeping force in the… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • contribute*/*/*/ — [kənˈtrɪbjuːt] verb 1) [I/T] to give money, goods, or your time and effort in order to help someone to achieve something Many local businesses offered to contribute to the fund.[/ex] He promised to contribute £5, 000 towards the cost of the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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