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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
donation (noun)
the act or an instance of as - donating
a) the making of a gift especially to a charity or public institution
b) a free contribution - gift
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
donation (noun)
1.
a gift of money or its equivalent to a charity, humanitarian cause, or public institution
SYNONIMS:
alms, benefaction, beneficence, charity, donation, philanthropy
RELATED WORDS:
offering, tithe; bequest, endowment, legacy; aid, assistance, dole, handout, relief, welfare; grant, subsidy; benevolence, bestowal, largesse ( largess), present, presentation
donation (noun)
2.
something given to someone without expectation of a return
SYNONIMS:
bestowal, comp, donation, donative, fairing, freebie ( freebee), giveaway, handsel, lagniappe, largesse ( largess), present, presentation
RELATED WORDS:
alms, benefaction, beneficence, benevolence, charity, contribution, dole, handout, oblation, offering, philanthropy, tithe; box [], care package, foy []; grant, subsidy; remembrance, tribute, valentine; bonus, boon, windfall; courtesy, favor, generosity, sacrifice; gratuity, propine [], tip; award, prize, reward; dowry; bequest, legacy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
advance, loan; bribe, douceur, peace offering, sop
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