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philanthropize

[ fi-lan-thruh-pahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, phi·lan·thro·pized, phi·lan·thro·piz·ing.
  1. to treat (persons) in a philanthropic manner.


verb (used without object)

, phi·lan·thro·pized, phi·lan·thro·piz·ing.
  1. to practice philanthropy.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of philanthropize1

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

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