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English definition of “magnate”

magnate

noun [C] uk   /ˈmæɡ.nət/ us  
a person who is very rich and successful in business or industry: a well-known shipping magnateBosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other peopleTraders, merchants and entrepreneursPeople who sell thingsPeople who buy thingsWealthy people
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