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Synonyms for donation
doʊˈneɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contribution, donation(noun)

    a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause

    contribution, part, share

  2. contribution, donation(noun)

    act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity

    contribution, part, share

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. donation

    A gift is in the popular, and also in the legal sense that which is voluntarily bestowed without expectation of return or compensation. Gift is now almost always used in the good sense, bribe always in the evil sense to signify payment for a dishonorable service under the semblance of a gift. In Scriptural language gift is often used for bribe. "The king by judgment establisheth the land; but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it." Prov. xxix, 4. A benefaction is a charitable gift, generally of large amount, and viewed as of enduring value, as an endowment for a college. A donation is something, perhaps of great, never of trivial value, given usually on some public ground, as to a cause or to a person representing a cause, but not necessarily of value beyond the immediate present; as, a donation to a pastor. A gratuity is usually something of moderate value and is always given as to an inferior, and as of favor, not of right; as, a gratuity to a waiter. Largess is archaic for a bountiful gratuity, usually to be distributed among many, as among the heralds at ancient tournaments. A present is a gift of friendship, or conciliation, and given as to an equal or a superior; no one's pride is hurt by accepting what is viewed as strictly a present. A boon is a gift that has been desired or craved or perhaps asked, or something freely given that meets some great desire. A grant is commonly considerable in amount and given by public authority; as, a grant of public lands for a college.

    benefaction, bequest, boon, bounty, bribe, gift, grant, gratuity, largess, present

    compensation, earnings, guerdon, penalty, remuneration, wages

Editors Contribution

  1. give

    give something to someone

    give a donation to people.

    Submitted by rinat on November 22, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. donation(n.)

    gift, grant, largess, benefaction, boon, present, offering, contribution, subscription, donative

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. donation(n)

    gift, present, benefaction

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    don, gift, donations, gifting, gifts, donated, grant, donate, donorship, donor, endowment, donating, knack

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  1. Jack Ma:

    Drawing from my own country's experience, speedy and accurate testing and adequate personal protective equipment for medical professionals are most effective in preventing the spread of the virus, we hope that our donation can help Americans fight against the pandemic !

  2. Toby Neugebauer:

    I sincerely put the money in, and I am sincerely actively looking for ways to invest the money, i always thought that was a long road, and my deal with Ted to White House was a $10 million donation.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Though financial donation holds its generosity, and own worth; however, even greater generous than that donation is, sweet attitude, character, and way of talking.

  4. Melinda Ellsworth:

    The family still wants to go forward with the donation.

  5. Vittorio Zappalorto:

    Finally, thanks to this generous donation, it will now be possible to go ahead with the work necessary to give back one of Venice's iconic monuments not just to the city, but to the world.

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