Definition of donate
1 : to make a gift of; especially : to contribute to a public or charitable cause
2 : to transfer (a particle, such as an electron) to another atom or molecule
: to make a donation
Examples of donate in a Sentence
The computers were donated by local companies.
We donated our old clothes to charity.
people who donate money to political candidates
He donates some of his free time to volunteer work.
Everyone is encouraged to donate.
People are encouraged to donate blood.
Please sign this form if you would like to donate your organs when you die.
You can donate at the blood bank every eight weeks.
Recent Examples of donate from the Web
Developer Verzasca Group will donate a Mikvah — a bath used by Jewish men and women for ritual immersion — to the Chabad Lubavitch of Sunny Isles Beach as part of their 61-residence luxury condo tower Aurora at 17550 Collins Ave.
WCPO-TV said fans should stop buying tickets and instead donate money to organizations that work to prevent domestic violence.
Sanchez wrote on the page at gofundme.com/angelsmedicalneeds that donations will help pay for his veterinarian care and any money left over will be donated to the Animal Welfare League at Chicago Ridge.
This trench was built by 25-year-old Pry and his father Duane, a carpenter with Lamp Inc. of Elgin, which also donated all the material for the project.
For the remainder of the week following the holiday, Little plans to donate a portion of his sales to a charity that has helped his brother's grieving family.
A link at the top of the page provides information on donating.
Even donating clothes can have unexpected consequences, said Andrew Brooks, a professor of development geography at King’s College London.
In January, Trump pledged to track and donate all profits at his companies from foreign government travel and commerce.
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Origin and Etymology of donate
back-formation from donation
First Known Use: 1785See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of donate
DONATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of donate for English Language Learners
: 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
DONATE Defined for Kids
Definition of donate for Students
: to give as a way of helping people in need donate money donate blood
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