- to present as a gift, grant, or contribution; make a donation of, as to a fund or cause: to donate used clothes to the Salvation Army.
- to make a gift, grant, or contribution of something; give; contribute: They donate to the Red Cross every year.
Origin of donate
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Related Wordsgive, grant, provide, contribute, devote, bequeath, award, present, subscribe, bestow, accord, confer
Examples from the Web for donate
There, you can donate to the cause and join the “mass number of Manson supporters worldwide.”Mrs. Manson, Hometown Antihero
November 24, 2014
Instead of ice water, Sheen pours a bucket full of cash on himself, all of which he plans to donate to the ALS Association.Viral Video of the Day: Charlie Sheen Does the Ice Bucket Challenge
August 19, 2014
Of course, this isn't real; the site is just a screenshot mockup with no links or means to donate.Viral Video of the Day: Jon Stewart Wants to Buy CNN
July 23, 2014
When there is a tornado or hurricane or other natural disaster, good Samaritans are quick to donate clothes and toys for children.Give the ‘Border Kids’ Dignity. Now.
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
June 16, 2014
Research shows that when people are offered the chance to donate one dollar, they will be more likely to donate ten or twenty.How to Win at Crowdfunding
April 27, 2014
Cynthia thought of the stores in the old house and wished she might donate them.A Little Girl in Old Salem
Amanda Minnie Douglas
The Freshman who is in his own neighborhood does not donate additional arguments.Stanford Stories
Charles K. Field
If we win, we'll donate the money to some charitable purpose.Frank Merriwell's Son
Burt L. Standish
Since I, too, love Petaca I want to donate the stained-glass windows.When the Owl Cries
And would it not be lovely to donate a round sum to the synagogue?The Imported Bridegroom
- to give (money, time, etc), esp to a charity
Word Origin and History for donate
1819, back-formation from donation. Related: Donated; donating.