December 9, 2021

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Word of the Day: magnate

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: a very wealthy or powerful businessperson

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The word magnate has appeared in 120 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on May 30 in “The Surprising Evolution of Cruella De Vil” by Sarah Bahr:

Unlike the novel’s wealthy, married heiress, or the animated film’s sinister, skulking puppy-napper, Close’s Cruella is a glamorous fashion magnate. She’s snobbish, independent and incredibly successful. And, for the first time, the true star of the film.

… Stone’s Cruella is the youngest — and most sympathetic — take on the character yet. Sure, she lies, steals and hot-wires a luxury car, but she has a clear motive: Revenge. And, as a lower middle-class girl who becomes a rising fashion star by cleaning bathrooms and scrubbing floors, weirdly relatable.

Can you correctly use the word magnate in a sentence?

Based on the definition and example provided, write a sentence using today’s Word of the Day and share it as a comment on this article. It is most important that your sentence makes sense and demonstrates that you understand the word’s definition, but we also encourage you to be creative and have fun.

Then, read some of the other sentences students have submitted and use the “Recommend” button to vote for two original sentences that stand out to you.

If you want a better idea of how magnate can be used in a sentence, read these usage examples on Vocabulary.com.

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Students ages 13 and older in the United States and the United Kingdom, and 16 and older elsewhere, can comment. All comments are moderated by the Learning Network staff.

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