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donate

do·nate

donate

 
 
pronunciation:
do neIt [or] do neIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: donated, donates, donating
definition: to give in order to help a charity or other group.
We donated cans of food to a charity for the homeless.
 
similar words:
contribute
derivation: donator (n.)
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The word donate contains the following parts:
don, donat, dat Latin root that means give
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).