magnate

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noun mag·nate \ ˈmag-ˌnāt , -nət \

Definition of magnate

:a person of rank, power, influence, or distinction often in a specified area
  • a railroad magnate

Examples of magnate in a Sentence

  1. a studio magnate who had the biggest stars in Hollywood at his beck and call

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Origin and Etymology of magnate

Middle English magnates, plural, from Late Latin, from Latin magnus


MAGNATE Defined for English Language Learners

magnate

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Definition of magnate for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has great wealth and power in a particular business or industry



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