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Donate vs. Steal

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Donate

To present as a gift to a fund or cause; contribute.
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Steal

Take (another person's property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it
She was found guilty of stealing from her employers
Thieves stole her bicycle
Stolen goods
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Donate

(Medicine) To provide (blood, tissue, or an organ) for transfusion, implantation, or transplant.
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Steal

Move somewhere quietly or surreptitiously
A delicious languor was stealing over her
He stole down to the kitchen
She disobeyed a court order and stole away with the children
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Donate

(Chemistry) To provide (an electron or atom, for example) for combination with an acceptor.
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Steal

A bargain
At £59.95 it's an absolute steal
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Donate

To make a contribution to a fund or cause.
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Steal

An act of stealing something
New York's biggest art steal
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Donate

(ambitransitive) To make a donation; to give away something of value to support or contribute towards a cause or for the benefit of another.
She donates 100 dollars to Red Cross every year.
He donated an etching from his own collection to the new art gallery.
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Steal

To take (the property of another) without right or permission.
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Donate

To give; to bestow; to present; as, to donate fifty thousand dollars to a college.
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Steal

To present or use (someone else's words or ideas) as one's own.
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Donate

Give to a charity or good cause;
I donated blood to the Red Cross for the victims of the earthquake
Donate money to the orphanage
She donates to her favorite charity every month
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Steal

To get or take secretly or artfully
Steal a look at a diary.
Steal the puck from an opponent.
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Steal

To give or enjoy (a kiss) that is unexpected or unnoticed.
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Steal

To draw attention unexpectedly in (an entertainment), especially by being the outstanding performer
The magician's assistant stole the show with her comic antics.
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Steal

(Baseball) To advance safely to (another base) during the delivery of a pitch, without the aid of a base hit, walk, passed ball, or wild pitch.
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Steal

To steal another's property.
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Steal

To move, happen, or elapse stealthily or unobtrusively
He stole away for a quiet moment. The deadline stole up on us.
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Steal

(Baseball) To steal a base.
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Steal

The act of stealing.
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Steal

(Slang) A bargain.
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Steal

(Baseball) A stolen base.
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Steal

(Basketball) An act of gaining possession of the ball from an opponent.
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Steal

(transitive) To take illegally, or without the owner's permission, something owned by someone else without intending to return it.
Three irreplaceable paintings were stolen from the gallery.
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Steal

To appropriate without giving credit or acknowledgement.
They stole my idea for a biodegradable, disposable garbage de-odorizer.
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Steal

(transitive) To get or effect surreptitiously or artfully.
He stole glances at the pretty woman across the street.
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Steal

To acquire at a low price.
He stole the car for two thousand less than its book value.
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Steal

(transitive) To draw attention unexpectedly in (an entertainment), especially by being the outstanding performer. Usually used in the phrase steal the show.
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Steal

(intransitive) To move silently or secretly.
He stole across the room, trying not to wake her.
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Steal

(transitive) To convey (something) clandestinely.
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Steal

To withdraw or convey (oneself) clandestinely.
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Steal

To advance safely to (another base) during the delivery of a pitch, without the aid of a hit, walk, passed ball, wild pitch, or defensive indifference.
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Steal

To dispossess
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Steal

To borrow for a short moment.
Can I steal your pen?
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Steal

Take, plagiarize, tell on a joke, use a well-worded expression in one's own parlance or writing
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Steal

The act of stealing.
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Steal

(slang) A piece of merchandise available at a very low, attractive price.
At this price, this car is a steal.
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Steal

A situation in which a defensive player actively takes possession of the ball or puck from the opponent's team.
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Steal

(baseball) A stolen base.
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Steal

(curling) Scoring in an end without the hammer.
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Steal

(computing) A policy in database systems that a database follows which allows a transaction to be written on nonvolatile storage before its commit occurs.
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Steal

A handle; a stale, or stele.
And in his hand a huge poleax did bear.Whose steale was iron-studded but not long.
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Steal

To take, and carry away, feloniously; to take without right or leave, and with intent to keep wrongfully; as, to steal the personal goods of another.
Maugre thy heed, thou must for indigenceOr steal, or beg, or borrow, thy dispense.
The man who stole a goose and gave away the giblets in alms.
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Steal

To withdraw or convey clandestinely (reflexive); hence, to creep furtively, or to insinuate.
They could insinuate and steal themselves under the same by their humble carriage and submission.
He will steal himself into a man's favor.
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Steal

To gain by insinuating arts or covert means.
So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
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Steal

To get into one's power gradually and by imperceptible degrees; to take possession of by a gradual and imperceptible appropriation; - with away.
Variety of objects has a tendency to steal away the mind from its steady pursuit of any subject.
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Steal

To accomplish in a concealed or unobserved manner; to try to carry out secretly; as, to steal a look.
Always, when thou changest thine opinion or course, profess it plainly, . . . and do not think to steal it.
She yesterday wanted to steal a march of poor Liddy.
Fifty thousand men can not easily steal a march over the sea.
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Steal

To practice, or be guilty of, theft; to commit larceny or theft.
Thou shalt not steal.
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Steal

To withdraw, or pass privily; to slip in, along, or away, unperceived; to go or come furtively.
Fixed of mind to avoid further entreaty, and to fly all company, one night she stole away.
From whom you now must steal, and take no leave.
A soft and solemn breathing soundRose like a steam of rich, distilled perfumes,And stole upon the air.
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Steal

An advantageous purchase;
She got a bargain at the auction
The stock was a real buy at that price
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Steal

A stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)
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Steal

Take without the owner's consent;
Someone stole my wallet on the train
This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation
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Steal

Move stealthily;
The ship slipped away in the darkness
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Steal

Steal a base
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Steal

To go stealthily or furtively;
..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house
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