contribution noun

1 sth that helps cause/increase sth

ADJ. important, 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. | notable, outstanding

VERB + CONTRIBUTION make He made a major contribution to peace in the region.

PREP. ~ to a valuable contribution to science

2 money given to help pay for sth

ADJ. generous, large | small | voluntary We rely entirely on voluntary contributions.

VERB + CONTRIBUTION make, offer, pay

PREP. ~ to/towards I'd like to make a small contribution to the cost of the holiday.

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