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Donation vs. Gift

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Main Difference

The main difference between Donation and Gift is that the Donation is a gift given by physical or legal persons, typically for charitable purposes and/or to benefit a cause and Gift is a object given without the expectation of payment.

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Wikipedia
  • Donation (noun)

    A voluntary gift or contribution for a specific cause.

    "They were collecting donations for the elderly at Christmas."

  • Donation (noun)

    The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.

  • Gift (noun)

    Something given to another voluntarily, without charge.

  • Gift (noun)

    A talent or natural ability.

    "She had a gift for playing the flute."

  • Gift (noun)

    Something gained incidentally, without effort.

  • Gift (noun)

    The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing.

    "The office is in the gift of the President."

  • Gift (verb)

    To give as a gift or donation.

  • Gift (verb)

    To give away, to concede easily.

Wiktionary
  • Donation (noun)

    The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.

  • Donation (noun)

    That which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another gratuitously; a gift.

  • Donation (noun)

    The act or contract by which a person voluntarily transfers the title to a thing of which be is the owner, from himself to another, without any consideration, as a free gift.

  • Gift (noun)

    Anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a present; an offering.

  • Gift (noun)

    The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing; as, the office is in the gift of the President.

  • Gift (noun)

    A bribe; anything given to corrupt.

  • Gift (noun)

    Some exceptional inborn quality or characteristic; a striking or special talent or aptitude; power; faculty; as, the gift of wit; a gift for speaking.

  • Gift (noun)

    A voluntary transfer of real or personal property, without any consideration. It can be perfected only by deed, or in case of personal property, by an actual delivery of possession.

  • Gift

    To endow with some power or faculty. See gift{4}.

Webster Dictionary
  • Donation (noun)

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

  • Donation (noun)

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

  • Gift (noun)

    something acquired without compensation

  • Gift (noun)

    natural qualities or talents

  • Gift (noun)

    the act of giving

  • Gift (verb)

    give qualities or abilities to

  • Gift (verb)

    give as a present; make a gift of;

    "What will you give her for her birthday?"

Princeton's WordNet

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