do·nate /ˈdoʊˌneɪt, doʊˈneɪt/ verb do·nates; do·nat·ed; do·nat·ing
to give (money, food, clothes, etc.) in order to help a person or organization [+ obj
] ▪ The computers were donated by local companies. ▪ We donated our old clothes to charity. ▪ people who donate money to political candidates ▪ He donates some of his free time to volunteer work.
] ▪ Everyone is encouraged to donate.
to give (blood, a body organ, etc.) to a hospital or other medical organization so that it can be given to someone who needs it [+ obj
] ▪ People are encouraged to donate blood. ▪ Please sign this form if you would like to donate your organs when you die.
] ▪ You can donate at the blood bank every eight weeks.
— do·na·tor /ˈdoʊˌneɪtɚ, doʊˈneɪtɚ/ noun
, plural do·na·tors
▪ The donators [=(more commonly) donors] of the money did not give their names.