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philanthropistnoun [C]

uk   /fɪˈlæn.θrə.pɪst/  us   /fɪˈlæn.θrə.pɪst/
a person who helps the poor, especially by giving them money: a donation from a wealthy 19th-century philanthropist
philanthropy
noun [U] uk   /fɪˈlæn.θrə.pi/  us   /fɪˈlæn.θrə.pi/
(Definition of philanthropist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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philanthropistnoun [C]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of philanthropist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “philanthropist”
in Chinese (Simplified) 慈善家…
in Turkish hayırsever kimse, hayır sahibi kişi…
in Russian филантроп…
in Chinese (Traditional) 慈善家…
in Polish filantrop/ka…
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“philanthropist” in British English

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