donate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: give something for a cause

An anonymous businesswoman donated one million dollars to the charity.
Please donate generously.
The appeal for people to donate blood was very successful.

VerbNet: contribute-13.2-1-1
FrameNet: Giving
PropBank: donate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: transfer electrons to form a chemical bond

In a normal covalent bond each atom donates one electron to make a shared pair.
An ionic bond is when one atom donates an electron to another atom.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM