donate is likely to imply a publicized giving (as to charity).
donate a piano to the orphanage
bestow implies the conveying of something as a gift and may suggest condescension on the part of the giver.
bestow unwanted advice
confer implies a gracious giving (as of a favor or honor).
confer an honorary degree
afford implies a giving or bestowing usually as a natural or legitimate consequence of the character of the giver.
the trees afford shade
a development that affords us some hope
Examples of present in a Sentence
He presented the queen with a diamond necklace.
He was presented with a medal at the ceremony.
She presented a check for $5,000 to the charity.
The scientist presented his results to the committee.
She will be presenting a paper on methods for teaching ESL at the conference.
What time will you be presenting?
An offer was presented for our consideration.
The Main Street Theater Company is presenting Shakespeare's Othello next month.
The museum is presenting an exhibition of paintings by Monet. Adjective
The game has existed in its present form for more than 300 years.
I am very busy at the present moment. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
If the ice is partially melted or there is any liquid present, the container must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule, the TSA says.—Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 21 Nov. 2023 The company has more than 60 film and television projects in development at present with more to come now that Landsman and Fried are on board.—Jaden Thompson, Variety, 20 Nov. 2023 Simple Design Fixes There is, perhaps, an abundance of caution at present.—WIRED, 19 Nov. 2023 Because this sort of employment is inconsistent, the worker’s life can feel episodic and fragmentary: The human need for resolution is scrambled and replaced with a constantly precarious present.—Bekah Waalkes, The Atlantic, 17 Nov. 2023 Although the resolution was approved 412 to 10, with six members voting present, none of The Squad voted for it.—Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 17 Nov. 2023 Hurry to shop the gift guide below so all your presents will arrive on time.—Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 15 Nov. 2023 New Blue Sun is a surprise album in more ways than one: In place of beats, bars, and singing, the 87-minute record presents André the flautist.—Jazz Monroe, Pitchfork, 14 Nov. 2023 Warwick’s presents Matt Coyle When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla
Combs is a freelance writer.—Seth Combs, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Nov. 2023
Jack Black served as emcee, while actor and pro skater Evan Mock received the Emerging Leader award, and original Bones Brigade teammate Rodney Mullen presented Hawk with the evening’s top honor.—Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Nov. 2023 Charles presented Blackpink with their medals at a ceremony attended by South Korea’s president, Yoon Suk Yeol, and first lady, Kim Keon Hee, who are currently on a state visit to London.—Madison Bloom, Pitchfork, 22 Nov. 2023 Smith said the case has a long way to go before it can be presented to prosecutors.—Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 Later that year, Dr. Henry traveled to New York City to present the findings at a U.N. global climate solutions summit.—Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Nov. 2023 Turn up the volume on the nearly four hours of music presented here.—Katie Bain, Billboard, 21 Nov. 2023 Such was one of the more hopeful conclusions of filmmakers, scientists, philosophers and legal experts who took on the subject of AI and its impact on cinematography, presenting their findings at Camerimage this year.—Will Tizard, Variety, 20 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, aging power infrastructure across California has presented a significant risk for igniting such fires.—Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 Bazelon: Despite the violence that fall, the U.S. team worked on what became the Clinton parameters, presented to the parties in late December 2000.—Emily Bazelon, New York Times, 20 Nov. 2023
However, with just Wright and Vice Chair Karen Buchanan present, the meeting was called off because the board did not have a quorum of three members.—Joseph Flaherty, arkansasonline.com, 22 Nov. 2023 The small numbers of these cells, present only in certain regions, may explain why earlier research missed them.—Simon Makin, Scientific American, 21 Nov. 2023 The flavanol, called quercetin, is naturally present in grapes and other fruits and vegetables and is considered a healthy antioxidant.—Sara Moniuszko, CBS News, 20 Nov. 2023 Atlanta Police and Fire Rescue were present at 271 17th street, which also has law offices.—Jenny Goldsberry, Washington Examiner, 18 Nov. 2023 Nothing Chats, in its present state, is an otherwise barebones messaging client.—WIRED, 17 Nov. 2023 High-level political figures, including Obama’s former National Security Advisor Susan Rice and current White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, were also present.—Ronda Racha Penrice, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Nov. 2023 What resulted was a lengthy feature on the brand’s past, present and possible future.—Kate Dries, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2023 Danny is not present when Season Four begins, and the few references to him are both vague and ominous, as if everyone (again, both onscreen and off) would really prefer to never discuss him again.—Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French, from presenter
Middle English, from Anglo-French presenter, from Latin praesentare, from praesent-, praesens, adjective
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin praesent-, praesens, from present participle of praeesse to be before one, from prae- pre- + esse to be — more at is