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"donation" in British English

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donationnoun [C or U]

uk   /dəʊˈneɪ.ʃən/  us   /doʊˈneɪ.ʃən/
B2 money or ​goods that are given to ​help a ​person or ​organization, or the ​act of giving them: donations of ​food and ​money I'd like to make a ​small donation in my mother's ​name.

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

"donation" in Business English

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donationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /dəʊˈneɪʃən/
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY something of ​value such as ​money or ​goods that is given to ​help a ​person or ​organization such as a charity, or the ​act of giving this ​money, etc.: It is possible to make a donation with ​conditionsattached, for ​examplerequiring the ​funds to be used for a ​specificpurpose. The ​CEOdefended the conglomerate's donations topoliticalcandidates. The museum has received a $5 million donation from the Bradley Foundation. Some charitable donations are ​tax-deductible.
(Definition of donation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “donation”
in Arabic تَبرّع…
in Korean 기부…
in Portuguese donativo, doação…
in Catalan donació…
in Japanese 寄付金, 寄付…
in Chinese (Simplified) 捐献,捐赠,捐助…
in Turkish bağış, yardım, hibe…
in Russian дар, пожертвование…
in Chinese (Traditional) 捐獻,捐贈,捐助…
in Italian donazione…
in Polish datek, darowizna…
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