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Definition of charitable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1connected with a charity or charities a charitable institution/foundation/trust a charitable donation/gift
  2. 2helping people who are poor or in need His later years were devoted largely to charitable work.
  3. 3kind in your attitude to other people, especially when you are judging them Let's be charitable and assume she just made a mistake. opposite uncharitable
adverb Try to think about him a little more charitably.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: charitable