contribution

noun
1 sth that helps cause/increase sth
ADJECTIVE
important, meaningful, significant
big, enormous, great, huge, major, strong, substantial
minor, modest, small
invaluable, positive, useful, valuable

We like to think that we are making a positive contribution to society.

distinguished, notable, outstanding, seminal, unique

He was recognized for his unique contribution to the arts.

individual, personal

Each of these writers has made an individual contribution to the discussion.

relative

Researchers have argued over the relative contributions of nature and nurture to the human personality.

VERB + CONTRIBUTION
make

He made a major contribution to peace in the region.

acknowledge, appreciate, recognize, value

The author acknowledges the contributions of scientist Charles Green.

PREPOSITION
contribution to

a valuable contribution to science

2 money given to help pay for sth
ADJECTIVE
generous, large
small
annual, monthly
charitable (esp. AmE)
voluntary

We rely entirely on voluntary contributions.

campaign (esp. AmE)
insurance, pension

employers' pension and health insurance contributions

tax-deductible
VERB + CONTRIBUTION
make, offer, pay
ask for, solicit
PREPOSITION
contribution to, contribution towards/toward

Residents made a net contribution to public finances of $2.6 billion.

We were asked to make a contribution towards the cost of the meal. (BrE)


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  • contribution — [ kɔ̃tribysjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1317; lat. contributio 1 ♦ Part que chacun donne pour une charge, une dépense commune. ⇒ cotisation, 1. écot, 1. part, quote part, tribut. Il a donné telle somme pour sa contribution, en contribution, comme contribution.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • contribution — con·tri·bu·tion n 1: payment of a share of an amount for which one is liable: as a: shared payment of a judgment by joint tortfeasors esp. according to proportional fault compare apportion a b: pro rata apportionment of loss among all the… …   Law dictionary

  • contribution — CONTRIBUTION. s. fém. Levée extraordinaire faite par autorité publique. Les Villages ont payé tant par contribution, par forme de contribution. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De ce qui se paye en temps de guerre par ordre du Général en pays ennemi.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • contribution — Contribution. s. f. v. Levée extraordinaire faite par authorité publique. Les villages ont payé tant par contribution, par forme de contribution. Il se dit aussi, De ce que l on paye aux ennemis pour se garentir du pillage, pour se redimer des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • contribution — margin The additional profit that will be earned by an organization when the breakeven point production has been exceeded. The unit contribution is the difference between the unit selling price of a product and its marginal cost of production.… …   Accounting dictionary

  • Contribution — Con tri*bu tion, n. [L. contributio: cf. F. contribution.] 1. The act of contributing. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is contributed; either the portion which an individual furnishes to the common stock, or the whole which is formed by the gifts of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contribution — late 14c., from O.Fr. contribution and directly from L. contributionem (nom. contributio), from contribut , pp. stem of contribuere to bring together, add, contribute, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + tribuere to allot, pay (see TRIBUTE… …   Etymology dictionary

  • contribution — [kän΄trə byo͞o′shən] n. [ME contribucioun < OFr contribution < L contributio] 1. the act of contributing 2. something contributed, as money to a charity or a poem to a magazine 3. a) a special levy or tax b) Archaic a levy for supporting an …   English World dictionary

  • contribution — *donation, benefaction, alms Analogous words: grant, subvention, subsidy, *appropriation: *gift, present, largess, boon …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • contribution — [n] gift, offering addition, a hand, alms, augmentation, benefaction, beneficence, bestowal, charity, donation, do one’s part*, gifting, grant, handout, helping hand, improvement, increase, input, present, significant addition, subscription,… …   New thesaurus

  • contribution — Contribution, Contributio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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