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philanthropistnoun [C]

uk   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   us   /-pi/
(Definition of philanthropist from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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philanthropistnoun [C]

uk   us   /fɪˈlænθrəpɪst/ SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
someone who gives ​money to ​helppeople 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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