donate


do·nate

verb \ˈdō-ˌnāt, dō-ˈ\

: to give (money, food, clothes, etc.) in order to help a person or organization

: to give (blood, a body organ, etc.) to a hospital or other medical organization so that it can be given to someone who needs it

do·nat·eddo·nat·ing

Full Definition of DONATE

transitive verb
1
:  to make a gift of; especially :  to contribute to a public or charitable cause
2
:  to transfer (as electrons) to another atom or molecule
intransitive verb
:  to make a donation

Examples of DONATE

  1. The computers were donated by local companies.
  2. We donated our old clothes to charity.
  3. people who donate money to political candidates
  4. He donates some of his free time to volunteer work.
  5. Everyone is encouraged to donate.
  6. People are encouraged to donate blood.
  7. Please sign this form if you would like to donate your organs when you die.
  8. You can donate at the blood bank every eight weeks.

Origin of DONATE

back-formation from donation
First Known Use: 1785

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