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Definition of "donee" [do•nee]

  • The recipient of a gift. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "donee" in a sentence
  • "The benefit received from by the donee is claimed to be offset by the substantial amount of compensation provided to the donor, which is even more significant when Westerners pay in their funds."
  • "Argument No. 2: A gift of wine is inappropriate when the donee is a teetotaler."
  • ""It focuses attention on the good work of the 'donee' instead of focusing attention on the gifts of the donor," said Dale, who previously headed the best-known charity that insisted on anonymity even from recipients -- the Atlantic Philanthropies."