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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A very important or powerful person particularly in business.

Usage examples (34)
  • The business magnate was reputed to have made many millions of dollars for the company.
  • At about the same time that shipping became a major industry, Bolivian tin magnate, Atenor Patiño, built Las Hadas, as a "playground" for his jet setting friends.
  • Carlos Slim, the telecommunications magnate, is the richest person in Latin America, according to the annual Forbes Magazine list of the world's 500 richest people.
  • My first two months as a magnate were a great success. for more
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  • Having all that money, it's no surprise that the oil "magnate" (highly influential or powerful person) is a "magnet" (something that attracts) for political contribution requests.
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