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
All kinds of Americans are thrown together, clutching sodden photos and donated pillows, waiting for food, information, sleep, reunions, certainty.
Cincinnatians looking for ways to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey have a new way to donate to the community.
Aberdeen Lions Club member Mark Schlottman donated 25 walkers to go to Texas.
It is now displayed at the National Museum of Natural History, having been donated by Harry Winston, who legally purchased it.
Anyone who can donate a semitrailer as well as a truck and driver, or knows of someone who can help, is urged to contact Prehm via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thiel, who rose to prominence as co-founder of PayPal, reportedly advised Trump on possible FDA nominees after donating $1.25 million to his presidential campaign.
Parks' niece Rhea McCauley instead bought it from the city for $500 and donated it to Mendoza for preservation.
For those inclined to Marie Kondo their lives, or people who just want to give to a good cause, Gizmodo reports there's a way to donate your solar eclipse glasses to charity.
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Origin and Etymology of donate
First Known Use: 1785See Words from the same year
Synonymsbestow, contribute, give, give away, present, volunteer
Related Wordschip in, kick in, pitch in, throw in; award, confer, endow, endue (or indue), render; afford, comp, furnish, provide; lavish, regale; aid, assist, benefit, help; administer, dish out, dispense, dole out, hand out, impart, issue, mete (out); extend, fork (over, out, or up), offer, pay, proffer, pungle (up), put up, tender; sacrifice
Near Antonymshold, keep, pocket, retain, withhold; preserve, save; advance, lend, loan; sell
Synonym Discussion of donate
- give alms
- gave her a ride on a pony
- give my love to your mother
- present an award
- donate a piano to the orphanage
- bestow unwanted advice
- confer an honorary degree
- the trees afford shade
- a development that affords us some hope
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
- donate money
- donate blood
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