verb (used with object), do·nat·ed, do·nat·ing.

  1. to present as a gift, grant, or contribution; make a donation of, as to a fund or cause: to donate used clothes to the Salvation Army.

verb (used without object), do·nat·ed, do·nat·ing.

  1. to make a gift, grant, or contribution of something; give; contribute: They donate to the Red Cross every year.


  1. to give (money, time, etc), esp to a charity

1819, back-formation from donation. Related: Donated; donating.

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