philanthropic

adjective
phil·​an·​throp·​ic | \ ˌfi-lən-ˈthrä-pik How to pronounce philanthropic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly philanthropical \ ˌfi-​lən-​ˈthrä-​pi-​kəl How to pronounce philanthropical (audio) \

Definition of philanthropic

1 : of, relating to, or characterized by philanthropy : humanitarian
2 : dispensing or receiving aid from funds set aside for humanitarian purposes

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Other Words from philanthropic

philanthropically \ ˌfi-​lən-​ˈthrä-​pi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce philanthropically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of philanthropic in a Sentence

a philanthropic society that has been doing good for over a century

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But she’s also devoted to spreading the word about her philanthropic cause, leading an organization called Psoriasis Take Action Alabama, which is linked to the National Psoriasis Foundation. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al.com, "Miss Alabama 2019: Tiara Pennington is ready to rule," 14 June 2019 The Riggios are rich enough to move on to their next philanthropic endeavor without worrying too much. Daniel A. Gross, The New Yorker, "The Strange Story of a Secret Literary Fellowship," 16 June 2019 With his brother’s death, Mr. Sandler and his wife deepened their involvement with philanthropic endeavors by endowing a fellowship in his honor at Human Rights Watch. Adam Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Herbert Sandler, savings and loan magnate who also seeded ProPublica, dies at 87," 11 June 2019 Jones recounted stories about Prince being a connector of people and spoke about his philanthropic endeavors. Essence, "Posthumous Prince Album Released On Tidal With Star-Studded Celebration," 7 June 2019 With this brother’s death, Mr. Sandler and his wife deepened their involvement with philanthropic endeavors by endowing a fellowship in his honor at Human Rights Watch. Washington Post, "Herbert Sandler, S&L magnate who also seeded ProPublica, dies at 87," 6 June 2019 Local business and philanthropic leaders in support include Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and Eli Broad, a major charter school supporter who said the funding would help all public schools. Howard Blume, latimes.com, "Parcel tax for L.A. schools is latest ask of taxpayers," 4 June 2019 The suspension prohibits the chapter from participating in social and philanthropic events. K.c. Alfred, San Diego Union-Tribune, "UCSD fraternity suspended amid reports of sexual assault," 4 June 2019 Sting’s 1978 Fender Stratocaster guitar and a program from the 1985 Farm Aid concert honors the national and international philanthropic goals of those within the music industry. Sam Spengler, Smithsonian, "These Signature Artifacts Embody the Giving Spirt of Artist-Philanthropists," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of philanthropic

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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philanthropic

adjective
phil·​an·​throp·​ic | \ ˌfi-lən-ˈthrä-pik How to pronounce philanthropic (audio) \

Kids Definition of philanthropic

: for or relating to the act of giving money and time to help needy people : charitable I do philanthropic work.

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