[ doh-neyt, doh-neyt ]
See synonyms for: donatedonateddonatingdonator on

verb (used with object),do·nat·ed, do·nat·ing.
  1. 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.
  1. to make a gift, grant, or contribution of something; give; contribute: They donate to the Red Cross every year.

Origin of donate

1775–85, Americanism; probably back formation from donation

Other words for donate

Other words from donate

  • do·na·tor, noun
  • pre·do·nate, verb (used with object), pre·do·nat·ed, pre·do·nat·ing.
  • un·do·nat·ed, adjective

Words Nearby donate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use donate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for donate


/ (dəʊˈneɪt) /

  1. to give (money, time, etc), esp to a charity

Derived forms of donate

  • donator, noun

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