When I sold my company, Aviato, I wanted to give back, that's why I started this place.

I checked the meanings of give back and none matched this.

Does "give back" in this sentence mean 1) helping novices as a kind of charity? 2) Investing in a new business? 3) Starting off once again and more strongly?


What is the context of "This place"?

Usually "give back" is used in the context of "Giving back to the people, as a charity"


"give back" in this kind of context is almost always used in reference to charity.

Specifically, the sentence you give could be more clearly conveyed like so:

"When I sold my company, Aviato, I wanted to give back to the community. That's why I started this place."

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