philanthropize

philanthropize

[fi-lan-thruh-pahyz]
verb (used with object), philanthropized, philanthropizing.
1.
to treat (persons) in a philanthropic manner.
verb (used without object), philanthropized, philanthropizing.
2.
to practice philanthropy.
Also, especially British, philanthropise.


Origin:
1820–30; philanthrop(y) + -ize

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