What does donate mean?

Definitions for donate
ˈdoʊ neɪt, doʊˈneɪtdo·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. donateverb

    give to a charity or good cause

    "I donated blood to the Red Cross for the victims of the earthquake"; "donate money to the orphanage"; "She donates to her favorite charity every month"


  1. donateverb

    To make a donation; to give away something of value to support or contribute towards a cause or for the benefit of another.

  2. Etymology: Circa 1845, back-formation from donation, chiefly in American English. Ultimately from donare (to give).


  1. donate

    A donation is a gift for charity, humanitarian aid, or to benefit a cause. A donation may take various forms, including money, alms, services, or goods such as clothing, toys, food, or vehicles. A donation may satisfy medical needs such as blood or organs for transplant. Charitable donations of goods or services are also called gifts in kind.


  1. donate

    To donate means to give or contribute something, usually material or monetary, voluntarily to an individual, cause, organization, or charity, without expecting anything in return. Donations can also include time or skills, for example, when volunteering.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Donateverb

    to give; to bestow; to present; as, to donate fifty thousand dollars to a college

  2. Etymology: [L. donatus, p. p. of donare to donate, fr. donum gift, fr. dare to give. See 2d Date.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Donate is ranked #35345 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Donate surname appeared 637 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Donate.

    85.7% or 546 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    10% or 64 total occurrences were White.
    3.4% or 22 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'donate' in Verbs Frequency: #1089

Anagrams for donate »

  1. atoned

  2. no date

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of donate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of donate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of donate in a Sentence

  1. Bob Watson:

    Both my kids offered to donate kidneys to me, and I told them both the same thing : ‘ I’ve had a good life and I don’t want to take a kidney from young people who really need them and still have their whole lives ahead of them.' That would be very selfish on my part.

  2. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman:

    New Yorkers who are generous enough to donate their hard-earned money to charity deserve to know how that money is really spent, including how much is used to pay for-profit telemarketers.

  3. Wesley D'Amico:

    Do a charity, donate your education to those who don't have it.

  4. Pamela Thompson:

    Even though I'm on welfare, I would donate to Trump, and my kids would run a lemonade stand to help elect him.

  5. Jamie Lettner:

    Austin took his hog,Millhouse, to the auction hoping to raise at least $1,000, but to his surprise, he was able to bring in more than $11,000. The initial bidders came in high at $12 a pound, bringing in a total of almost $3,000 but the auctioneer informed the eager crowd they were going to open up the bidding to anyone who wanted to donate an additional dollar per pound that would go directly to charity. Austins dad said he was shocked when he saw dozens of hands go up. It was a sea of cards that just came up.

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