Definition of philanthropic in English:

philanthropic

Syllabification: phil·an·throp·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌfilənˈTHräpik
 
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adjective

(Of a person or organization) seeking to promote the welfare of others, especially by donating money to good causes; generous and benevolent: they receive financial support from philanthropic bodies
More example sentences
  • But she's a philanthropic person - her charitable foundation's done a lot of work.
  • For much of our history medical care was delivered by religious organisations or philanthropic individuals and institutions.
  • There are philanthropic organizations that raise money from the public and channel it to needy parents.
Synonyms

Origin

late 18th century: from French philanthropique, from Greek philanthrōpos 'man-loving' (see philanthrope).

Derivatives

philanthropically

Pronunciation: /-(ə)lē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • He did do good things, and was a very good friend - a very philanthropically minded person and a liberal spirit in an incredibly reactionary age.
  • The vast sums that flew in and out of his accounts, he said in a classic Burkism, were ‘walking around money’, to be spent philanthropically while touring his constituency.
  • TarraWarra was Australia's first philanthropically funded public museum, a gift by Eva and Marc Besen of Melbourne who raided their private collection to start it.

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