donate

[doh-neyt, doh-neyt]
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:
1775–85, Americanism; probably back formation from donation

donator, noun
predonate, verb (used with object), predonated, predonating.
undonated, adjective


1. contribute, bestow, present, bequeath.
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donate (dəʊˈneɪt)
 
vb
to give (money, time, etc), esp to a charity
 
do'nator
 
n

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donate
1845, back formation from donation. Related: Donated; donating.
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Example sentences
His widow decided to donate his organs to seven different people.
Many colleges, including those that make payments in lieu of taxes, donate
  money to their communities.
If you plan to donate to a local blood bank, be warned.
Subscribe anyway and donate your citrus to a food bank.
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