- 1 connected with a charity or charities a charitable institution/foundation/trust a charitable donation/gift
- 2helping people who are poor or in need His later years were devoted largely to charitable work.
- 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
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NAmE//ˈtʃærət̮əbli//adverb Try to think about him a little more charitably.