philanthropize

[fi-lan-thruh-pahyz]

verb (used with object), phi·lan·thro·pized, phi·lan·thro·piz·ing.

to treat (persons) in a philanthropic manner.

verb (used without object), phi·lan·thro·pized, phi·lan·thro·piz·ing.

to practice philanthropy.

Also especially British, phi·lan·thro·pise.

Origin of philanthropize

First recorded in 1820–30; philanthrop(y) + -ize
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