Definition of donate in English:
1Give (money or goods) for a good cause, for example to a charity: the proceeds will be donated to an AIDS awareness charity
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- Last year's winner received his cash scholarship and was also able to donate money to a charity that helps students pay for their schooling.
- He donated large sums of money to charity and established scholarship trusts to help Asian students come to Scotland to study.
- If you're doing a promotion that involves donating money to a charity, send it to the business section of your local paper.
give, give/make a donation of, make a gift of, contribute, make a contribution of, present, gift, subscribe, hand out, grant, bestow, pledge, put oneself down for, put up, come up with, accord;
endow someone with, confer on someone
British informal stump up
1.1Allow the removal of (blood or an organ) from one’s body for transplantation, transfusion, or research: (as adjective donated) all donated blood is tested for antibodies
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- As a further precaution, should previously transfused people not be allowed to donate blood?
- This led to a ban on people who have received a blood transfusion since January 1980 donating blood in the future.
- These steps include not donating blood, tissue or organs, and ensuring they tell their doctors and dentists if they undergo treatment in future.
1.2 Chemistry & Physics Provide or contribute (electrons or protons).
- The acidity of a substance is determined by how readily it donates hydrogen ions or protons.
- In many cases, Lewis's octet rule is followed by taking one or more electrons from one atom to form a cation and donating the electron or electrons to another atom to form an anion.
- The reducing agent causes the reduction of an atom by donating an electron and is itself oxidized.
late 18th century: back-formation from donation.
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- The shortfall is expected to be met by income generated from corporate supporters and by public donators, who have already donated nearly £25,000.
- Thanks goes out to all those who took part on a freezing Saturday morning and also to all donators and well-wishers along the route.
- Church officials say they are moved by the response and that the donators included someone on income support who sent £5 with an apology that they could not send more.
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