follow Dictionary.com

Fiancé or fiancée? What's the difference?

donate

[doh-neyt, doh-neyt] /ˈdoʊ neɪt, doʊˈneɪt/
verb (used with object), donated, donating.
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), donated, donating.
2.
to make a gift, grant, or contribution of something; give; contribute:
They donate to the Red Cross every year.
Origin of donate
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism; probably back formation from donation
Related forms
donator, noun
predonate, verb (used with object), predonated, predonating.
undonated, adjective
Synonyms
1. contribute, bestow, present, bequeath.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for donate
British Dictionary definitions for donate

donate

/dəʊˈneɪt/
verb
1.
to give (money, time, etc), esp to a charity
Derived Forms
donator, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for donate
v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for donate

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for donate

7
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with donate