donate

[ doh-neyt, doh-neyt ]
/ ˈdoʊ neɪt, doʊˈneɪt /

verb (used with object), do·nat·ed, do·nat·ing.

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.

verb (used without object), do·nat·ed, do·nat·ing.

to make a gift, grant, or contribution of something; give; contribute: They donate to the Red Cross every year.

Nearby words

  1. don't-know,
  2. dona,
  3. donable,
  4. donald,
  5. donar,
  6. donatello,
  7. donath-landsteiner phenomenon,
  8. donation,
  9. donation land,
  10. donatism

Origin of donate

1775–85, Americanism; probably back formation from donation

Related formsdo·na·tor, nounpre·do·nate, verb (used with object), pre·do·nat·ed, pre·do·nat·ing.un·do·nat·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for donate

donate

/ (dəʊˈneɪt) /

verb

to give (money, time, etc), esp to a charity
Derived Formsdonator, noun

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Word Origin and History for donate

donate

v.

1819, back-formation from donation. Related: Donated; donating.

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