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"charitable" in British English

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charitableadjective

uk   /ˈtʃær.ə.tə.bəl/ us   /ˈtʃer.ə.t̬ə.bəl/
  • charitable adjective (KIND)

kind, and not judging other people in a severe way: Some critics said the show was good in parts - those less charitable said the whole thing was a disaster.
(Definition of charitable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"charitable" in American English

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charitableadjective

us   /ˈtʃær·ɪ·t̬ə·bəl/
kind and not judging people in a negative way: They are known as a charitable people.
of or relating to a person or organization that gives money, food, or other help to those who need it: She was involved in many charitable organizations.
charitably
adverb us   /ˈtʃær·ɪ·t̬ə·bli/
The disagreement was described charitably as a “frank discussion.”
(Definition of charitable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"charitable" in Business English

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charitableadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈtʃærɪtəbl/ us  
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY connected with a charity or charities: charitable foundation/organization The firm's family owners decided to create a charitable foundation. The entire organization is funded by charitable donations. The organization has been granted charitable status.
(Definition of charitable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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