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"donate" in British English

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donateverb

uk   /dəʊˈneɪt/  us   /ˈdoʊ.neɪt/
B2 [I or T] to give ​money or ​goods to ​help a ​person or ​organization: An ​anonymousbusinesswoman donated one million ​dollars to the ​charity. Please donate ​generously.C1 [T] to ​allow some of ​yourblood or a ​part of ​yourbody to be used for ​medicalpurposes: The ​appeal for ​people to donate ​blood was very ​successful.

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(Definition of donate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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donateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈdoʊ·neɪt, doʊˈneɪt/
to give something, esp. to an ​organization, without ​wanting anything in ​exchange: [T] Over $12 million was donated to the ​buildingfund. [T] Some ​businesses have ​agreed to donate ​computers to ​schools.
donation
noun [C/U]  us   /doʊˈneɪ·ʃən/
[C] Donations of ​food and ​clothing are ​gratefullyaccepted.
(Definition of donate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"donate" in Business English

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donateverb [I or T]

uk   us   /dəʊˈneɪt/
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY to give something of ​value such as ​money or ​goods to ​help a ​person or ​organization such as a charity: The ​bank donates 25 ​cents for every $100 ​spent using the ​card.donate sth to sb/sth The ​commission also ​wants to make it easier for ​attorneys to donate ​time to ​helppoorclients. To encourage ​people to donate tocharity, they ​provide a ​list of ​charities on their ​website.
(Definition of donate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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