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donate

[ doh-neyt, doh-neyt ]
/ ˈdoʊ neɪt, doʊˈneɪt /
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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.
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Origin of donate

1775–85, Americanism; probably back formation from donation

OTHER WORDS FROM donate

do·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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How to use donate in a sentence

  • The archbishop of Paris, subsequently followed and stoned, is the donator of 100,000 crowns to the hospital of the Htel-Dieu.

  • This subtlety was past the vision of the donator of the Dabney House.

    V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • The terms in the Latin text are donator, a giver of a gift, and donatus, a receiver.

    De Re Metallica|Georgius Agricola

British Dictionary definitions for donate

donate
/ (dəʊˈneɪt) /

verb
to give (money, time, etc), esp to a charity

Derived forms of donate

donator, noun
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