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Gives a fellow a change of seat (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

donates

'gives' is the definition.
(donating is a kind of giving)

'a fellow a change of seat' is the wordplay.
'a fellow' becomes 'don' (both can mean an academic).
'a change of' indicates an anagram.
'seat' is an anagram of 'ates'.
'don'+'ates'='DONATES'

(Other definitions for donates that I've seen before include "Offers free", "gifts", "Gives to good cause".)

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