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"donate" in British English

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donateverb

uk   /dəʊˈneɪt/  us   /ˈdoʊ.neɪt/
(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 building fund. [T] Some businesses have agreed to donate computers to schools.
donation
noun [C/U]  us   /doʊˈneɪ·ʃən/
[C] Donations of food and clothing are gratefully accepted.
(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 help poor clients. To encourage people to donate to charity, 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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