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philanthropist

noun [C]
 
 
/fɪˈlænθrəpɪst/ SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
someone who gives money to help people who are poor or sick, or to pay for things such as museums or schools that are good for society: She is a philanthropist who has supported many charities for over twenty years.
Translations of “philanthropist”
in Chinese (Traditional) 慈善家…
in Russian филантроп…
in Turkish hayırsever kimse, hayır sahibi kişi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 慈善家…
in Polish filantrop/ka…
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