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magnate

a person of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise: a hotel magnate; a person of distinction: a literary magnate
Not to be confused with:
magnet – a thing or person that attracts: The race track is a magnet for compulsive gamblers.; a thing that has the property of attracting certain substances, such as iron or stainless steel: She puts notes on the refrigerator with a magnet.; a lodestone
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mag·nate

 (măg′nāt′, -nĭt)
n.
A powerful or influential person, especially in business or industry: an oil magnate.

[Middle English magnates, magnates, high officials (attested only in pl.), perhaps from Late Latin magnātēs, pl. of magnās, great man , or from Late Latin magnātus, great man, both from Latin magnus, great; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]
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magnate

(ˈmæɡneɪt; -nɪt)
n
1. a person of power and rank in any sphere, esp in industry
2. (Historical Terms) history a great nobleman
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) history a great nobleman
4. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a member of the upper chamber in certain European parliaments, as in Hungary
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (formerly) a member of the upper chamber in certain European parliaments, as in Hungary
[C15: back formation from earlier magnates from Late Latin: great men, plural of magnās, from Latin magnus great]
ˈmagnateˌship n
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mag•nate

(ˈmæg neɪt, -nɪt)

n.
a person of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular field.
[1400–50; back formation from magnates (pl.), late Middle English < Late Latin magnātēs leading people]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnate - a very wealthy or powerful businessmanmagnate - a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron"
businessman, man of affairs - a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
oil tycoon - a powerful person in the oil business
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magnate

noun
1. tycoon, leader, chief, fat cat (slang, chiefly U.S.), baron, notable, mogul, bigwig (informal), grandee, big shot (informal), captain of industry, big wheel (slang), big cheese (slang, old-fashioned), plutocrat, big noise (informal), big hitter (informal), magnifico, heavy hitter (informal), nabob (informal), Mister Big (slang, chiefly U.S.), V.I.P. a multimillionaire shipping magnate
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Translations
قَطْب، رَجُل عَظيم
magnát
=-magnatmagnat
mágnás
áhrifamaîur
lielīpašnieksmagnāts
kodamannüfuzlu kimse

magnate

[ˈmægneɪt] Nmagnate mf, potentado/a m/f
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magnate

[ˈmægneɪt] nmagnat m
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magnate

nMagnat m
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magnate

[ˈmægneɪt] nmagnate m
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magnate

(ˈmӕgneit) noun
a man of wealth or power. He is a rich shipping magnate.
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