Definition of “charitable” - English Dictionary

“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.

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(Definition of “charitable” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)