Learner's definition of CHARITABLE
1 : done or designed to help people who are poor, sick, etc.
She makes a charitable donation/contribution every year.
He performs charitable work to help the poor.
They give money to charitable causes.
2 [more charitable; most charitable] : showing kindness in talking about or judging other people : not very critical
She has tried to be charitable about her sister's problems.
They tried to find a charitable explanation for his actions. [=an explanation that assumes that there was a good reason for his actions]
Half of the class has a chance at passing the test, and that is a charitable estimate.