Magnate is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand magnate (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use magnate in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of magnate, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of magnate, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a very wealthy or powerful businessman
EXAMPLES - Magnate in a Sentence
- My first two months as a magnate were a great success. (source)
- He was quite insistent that his school was known as a magnate school. (source)
- The tire magnate Harvey Firestone secured Liberia's vote for partition. (source)
- A railway magnate with a double life as a wizard, with magic at his command that truly worked? (source)
- Hill was the railroad magnate who finished his transcontinental line without a public land grant. (source)
- Regina cabbies who don't own a taxi license must rent one from a "magnate" at a fee of $1000 per month. (source)
- The pizza magnate says his wife of 43 years is a Democrat, "but that doesn't mean she votes Democratic." (source)
- Cloyne; a kind of magnate in the wide but improvident family connection, throughout which his word was law and almost gospel. (source)
- Max Brenner is a chocolate 'magnate' from Israel who has set up chocolate concept stores in Australia, UK and South-East Asia. (source)
- He retired from public office in 2004, and Ken Salazar was elected over beer magnate Pete Coors to replace him in the U.S. Senate. (source)
- He's also a shapewear magnate, which is good for those of us who want a high, firm behind, without the pain and recovery time of a " (source)
- Associated Press Oil magnate George Kaiser: "There's never before been more money shoved out the government's door in world history." (source)
- Often dressed in a bow tie, white shoes and wearing a gold chain around his neck, he is a multimedia magnate who dabbles in real estate. (source)
- Very dramatic on the part of Congressman Issa, who made a centimillionaire fortune as a car alarm magnate, so he knows about tooting horns. (source)
- Like many of the new billionaires in Russia's "great frontier" capitalism of the last decade, the precious metals magnate is nobody's saint. (source)
- Lawrence Ho, son of local gambling magnate Stanley Ho, will open his City of Dreams resort hotel on June 1 across the road from the Venetian. (source)
- Chico's campaign returned four $5,000 campaign donations that were linked to "business associates of controversial taxicab magnate Symon Garber." (source)
- Pabst has been owned for about a decade by California-based Kalmanovitz Charitable Foundation, named for the late brewery magnate Paul Kalmanovitz. (source)
- Mr. Thaksin, a telecommunications magnate turned politician, was Thailand's prime minister from 2001 to 2006, when he was toppled in a military coup. (source)
- The National Football League appears to be moving toward approving sports magnate Stan Kroenke as the next owner of the St. Louis Rams and allowing ... (source)
- A wildly popular telecommunications magnate who became Thailand's only premier to be re-elected, Mr. Thaksin is still a beacon to millions of poorer Thais. (source)
- Later, Verna Harrah, the widow of hotel and casino magnate Bill Harrah, and a film producer (the 1997 horror film "Anaconda" and its sequel), owned the home. (source)
- That's why he and his partner, former clothing magnate Richard Golden, started Northview's stallion station about 40 minutes across the state line in Pennsylvania. (source)
- 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. (source)
- White had nearly 76 percent of the vote with a handful of precincts reporting to defeat wealthy Houston hair-care magnate Farouk Shami and five other lesser-known candidates. (source)
- Contarine received a visit from Dean Goldsmith of Cloyne; a kind of magnate in the wide but improvident family connection, throughout which his word was law and almost gospel. (source)
- Seven months before Melvin Simon died, the ailing shopping-mall magnate altered his $1 billion will during a three-hour meeting in Asherwood, his palatial home near Indianapolis. (source)
- Hair-care magnate Farouk Shami spent millions on his maverick campaign but proposed increasing the state's gas tax, while former Houston Mayor Bill White declined to endorse the gas tax increase. (source)
- Buoyed by a late, $5 million commitment from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a group supporting Mr. Gingrich has reserved more than $3 million in advertising to savage Mr. Romney over the airwaves. (source)
- "Coffee is going up, I think," said the "Standard Oil" magnate, "and now that the Lewisohns have extricated themselves from a bad hole, they may as well carry the stuff until I get some profit out of it. (source)
- The Australian mining magnate made headlines last month by striking an accord to sell the key steelmaking ingredient at reduced prices, in return for as much as US$6 billion in loans from Chinese lenders. (source)
- There were others waiting in the hall to be summoned to the presence, more than one minor magnate among them, besides some of the merchants of the town who had favours to ask or merchandise to offer for sale. (source)
- A $4,950 contribution Mr. Hsu made to his campaign in January 2007 was returned in 2008 after allegations surfaced that the New York apparel magnate had engaged in fraudulent fund-raising practices nationwide. (source)
- The Chicago Tribune obtained a subpoena from federal investigators ordering Scott to appear whether a grand jury, investigating possible misconduct in placing students in the city's highly competitive magnate program. (source)
- Dismissed just days ago as an exercise in self-promotion, Donald Trump's flirtation with a White House run appears to be picking up steam as the real-estate magnate moves toward establishing the rudiments of a campaign. (source)
- Carol Reis/Inhotim Helio Oiticica's 'Magic Square #5' at Inhotim Inhotim is the personal passion of Brazilian steel magnate and philanthropist Bernardo Paz, and to call it a museum is actually a substantial understatement. (source)
- Burkle, the supermarket magnate, is a believer in the separation of supermarket and state ( "The first thing they teach you in checkout-counter school," he has said, "is not to talk politics or religion with the customers"). (source)
- While Oliver was thus piping and poetizing at the parsonage, his uncle Contarine received a visit from Dean Goldsmith of Cloyne; a kind of magnate in the wide but improvident family connection, throughout which his word was law and almost gospel. (source)
- Hugh already had a healthy respect for his bishop; and if a prelate of this stature, with the peril of Christendom on his mind, could draw to him a magnate like the Earl of Leicester, and others of similar quality and sense, from either faction or both, then surely in the end some good must come of it. (source)
- The National Football League appears to be moving toward approving sports magnate Stan Kroenke as the next owner of the St. Louis Rams and allowing him a grace period to sell basketball's Denver Nuggets and hockey's Colorado Avalanche, sources say, despite the league's prohibition against owners controlling teams in other NFL markets. (source)
- Mr. Thaksin, a telecommunications magnate, was removed in a military coup four years ago after emerging as a potent threat to the country's established order thanks to his easy credit policies, affordable health-care policies and an aggressive some critics say illegal campaign against drug traffickers that left thousands of people dead. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 48.0, which suggests that "magnate" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 21 synonyms for magnate.
VIP, aristocrat, bigwig, businessperson, capitalist, captain of industry, chief, figure, financier, industrialist, leader, lion, merchant, mogul, name, noble, notable, peer, personage, plutocrat, tycoon
We have 4 antonyms for magnate.
lowly, nobody, nonentity, unknown
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (măgˈnātˌ, -nĭt)
View up to 25 definitions of magnate from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A powerful or influential person, especially in business or industry: an oil magnate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Metal object with flux.
- (noun) Powerful industrialist; captain of industry.
- (noun) A person of rank, influence or distinction in any sphere.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (None) A person of rank; a noble or grandee; a person of influence or distinction in any sphere; -- used mostly of prominent business executives.
- (None) One of the nobility, or certain high officers of state belonging to the noble estate in the national representation of Hungary, and formerly of Poland.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A person of rank; a noble or grandee; a person of note or distinction in any sphere: as, a railroad magnate.
- (noun) Specifically
- (noun) One of the members of the upper house of the Diet of Hungary, called the House (or Table) of Magnates. It comprises certain hereditary peers, high state dignitaries and ecclesiastics, life peers, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a very wealthy or powerful businessman