What does donate mean?

Definitions for donate
ˈdoʊ neɪt, doʊˈneɪtdo·nate

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word donate.

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.

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. Michael Amoia:

    If I can create an NFT out of these tattoos and validate it with Guinness World Records then we can donate some of the proceeds back to these kids, my tattoos have a personal meaning to me as it takes me back to my childhood, and I figure it’s a nice full circle story.

  2. Scott Trompeter:

    He does a great a job but I know one thing for certain, he does donate his check every week.

  3. Bob Donahay:

    We are fortunate to have veterinarians in town who donate their services to our annual wellness roundups where we check the health of all our swans.

  4. Monica Dwyer:

    He said that he was going to donate his check to a fund for local people in the restaurant industry, such as waitresses and waiters who have lost their jobs. I thought that was so inspiring, considering that this client is a regular guy who could use the money.

  5. James Lozada:

    Blood is a precious commodity, and we want to use every drop of it, that's why we encourage people to donate regularly rather than in the immediate aftermaths of these events.

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