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.
- do·na·tor, noun
- pre·do·nate, verb (used with object), pre·do·nat·ed, pre·do·nat·ing.
- un·do·nat·ed, adjective
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How to use donate in a sentence
Founders Pledge, an organization that guides entrepreneurs committed to donating a portion of their proceeds to effective charities, used these same criteria to assess climate organizations.Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money. | Sigal Samuel | September 17, 2020 | Vox
That morning, Ryan donated his kidney to an anonymous recipient in Boston.
Kathy, Arthrex manufactured and donated PPE to health care professionals and first responders on the front line in your community.How the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing have risen to the COVID-19 challenge | lbelanger225 | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
Fisher has said he wants to donate the Rio Grande fence to the federal government as well, although it’s unclear whether the government will take it.New Engineering Report Finds Privately Built Border Wall Will Fail | by Jeremy Schwartz and Perla Trevizo | September 2, 2020 | ProPublica
The new 1% for the Planet checking account, only from Bank of the West, donates one percent of the bank’s net revenue from the account to an environmental nonprofit—at no cost to you.
We may never know the full amount that the Kochs or other outside spenders donate to advance anti-union legislation.The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers’ War on Unions | Carl Deal and Tia Lessin | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Our volunteers donate their time, materials, and use of their 3-D printers to create them,” Jen Owen, a member of e-NABLE, said.3-D Printing Is Changing the Future of Prosthetics | Lucy Vernasco | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There, you can donate to the cause and join the “mass number of Manson supporters worldwide.”
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 | Alex Chancey | August 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Alex Chancey | July 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You can give it away, you can lend it, you can pass it on to your descendants or donate it to the local homeless shelter.Makers | Cory Doctorow
Then, keeping the little moths out of the big ones was too much for the mater, so father advised that I donate mine to the museum.A Girl Of The Limberlost | Gene Stratton Porter
"I'll donate them to the church," said the other, tossing a coin upon the counter and dashing from the store.The Daughter of Anderson Crow | George Barr McCutcheon
I'm sure he'll donate the candy cane Joyce sent as a joke, although he is so fond of old-fashioned striped peppermint sticks.Mary Ware in Texas | Annie F. Johnston
The plan usually adopted in the formation of a travelling library is for each member of a club to donate one or more books.
British Dictionary definitions for donate
to give (money, time, etc), esp to a charity
- donator, noun
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