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donative

noun

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  1. 1 something given in addition to what is ordinarily expected or owed <the support of the military was bought with a large donative to a couple of well-placed generals> Synonyms cumshaw, dividend, bonus, extra, gratuity, gravy, gravy train, lagniappe, perk, perquisite, throw-in, tipRelated Words pension; bestowal, presentation; benefaction, beneficence, benevolence, bounty, charity, generosity, largesse (also largess), philanthropy; contribution, donation, gift, offering, present; grant, subsidy; boon, manna, windfall; favor, freebie (or freebee), giveaway, premium; award, prize, reward; fringe benefit, icing

  2. 2 something given to someone without expectation of a return <regarded her annual bonus as a just recompense for her job performance and not as some corporate donative> Synonyms bestowal, comp, donation, gift, fairing [British], freebie (or freebee), giveaway, handsel, lagniappe, largesse (also largess), present, presentationRelated Words alms, benefaction, beneficence, benevolence, charity, contribution, dole, handout, oblation, offering, philanthropy, tithe; box [British], care package, foy [chiefly Scottish]; grant, subsidy; remembrance, tribute, valentine; bonus, boon, windfall; courtesy, favor, generosity, sacrifice; gratuity, propine [Scottish], tip; award, prize, reward; dowry; bequest, legacyNear Antonyms advance, loan; bribe, douceur, peace offering, sop




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