benefactor


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ben·e·fac·tor

 (bĕn′ə-făk′tər)
n.
One that gives aid, especially financial aid.

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin benefacere, to do a service; see benefaction.]

benefactor

(ˈbɛnɪˌfæktə; ˌbɛnɪˈfæk-)
n
a person who supports or helps a person, institution, etc, esp by giving money; patron
ˈbeneˌfactress fem n

ben•e•fac•tor

(ˈbɛn əˌfæk tər, ˌbɛn əˈfæk-)

n.
1. a person who confers a benefit.
2. a person who makes a bequest or endowment, as to an institution.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.benefactor - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)benefactor - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
benefactress - a woman benefactor
bondswoman, bondsman - someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else
bestower, conferrer, donor, giver, presenter - person who makes a gift of property
donor - (medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)
fairy godmother - a generous benefactor
good person - a person who is good to other people
good Samaritan - a person who voluntarily offers help or sympathy in times of trouble
do-gooder, humanitarian, improver - someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
liberator - someone who releases people from captivity or bondage
accommodator, obliger - someone who performs a service or does a favor
offerer, offeror - someone who presents something to another for acceptance or rejection
sponsor, supporter, patron - someone who supports or champions something
provider - someone who provides the means for subsistence
rescuer, savior, saviour, deliverer - a person who rescues you from harm or danger
sparer - someone who refrains from injuring or destroying
uncle - a source of help and advice and encouragement; "he played uncle to lonely students"

benefactor

noun supporter, friend, champion, defender, sponsor, angel (informal), patron, promoter, contributor, backer, helper, subsidizer, philanthropist, upholder, well-wisher In his old age he became a benefactor of the arts.

benefactor

noun
1. A person who supports or champions an activity, cause, or institution, for example:
Informal: angel.
2. A person who gives to a charity or cause:
Translations
مُحْسِن، مُتَبَرِّع
dobrodinecmecenáš
velgører
jótevõ
velgjörîarmaîur
geradarys
labdarisziedotājs
dobrodinec
bağış yapan kimsehayırsever/yardımsever kimse

benefactor

[ˈbenɪfæktəʳ] Nbienhechor(a) m/f, benefactor(a) m/f

benefactor

[ˌbɛnɪˈfæktər ˈbɛnɪfæktər] nbienfaiteur m

benefactor

nWohltäter m; (= giver of money also)Gönner m

benefactor

[ˈbɛnɪfæktəʳ] nbenefattore m

benefactor

(ˈbenəfӕktə) noun
a person who gives friendly help, often in the form of money. the benefactor of the school.
References in classic literature ?
I have never yet asked you for anything and I never will again, nor have I ever reminded you of my father's friendship for you; but now I entreat you for God's sake to do this for my son- and I shall always regard you as a benefactor," she added hurriedly.
The Eagle took flight, and pouncing upon a hare, brought it at once as an offering to his benefactor.
The grateful creature thanked his benefactor warmly, and promised Ferko to do him a good turn if he should ever need it.
Suddenly a big wolf ran up to him, and standing still said, 'I'm very glad to see you again, my kind benefactor.
MY DEAREST MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--Are not you, my friend and benefactor, just a little ashamed to repine and give way to such despondency?
Wilson refused to suspect Tom; for first, Tom couldn't murder anybody--he hadn't character enough; secondly, if he could murder a person he wouldn't select his doting benefactor and nearest relative; thirdly, self-interest was in the way; for while the uncle lived, Tom was sure of a free support and a chance to get the destroyed will revived again, but with the uncle gone, that chance was gone too.
Oh, would we could relate it everywhere, and to every one, so that the emotion of our unknown benefactor might reveal his presence.
Alas," cried Monte Cristo, striving to repress his emotion, "if Lord Wilmore was your unknown benefactor, I fear you will never see him again.
My benefactor and faithful steward, whom I had left my money in trust with, was alive, but had had great misfortunes in the world; was become a widow the second time, and very low in the world.
The first thing I did was to recompense my original benefactor, my good old captain, who had been first charitable to me in my distress, kind to me in my beginning, and honest to me at the end.
I was beginning to express my gratitude to my benefactor for the great liberality with which I was treated, when Mr.
And when saying this Vasili Andreevich was honestly convinced that he was Nikita's benefactor, and he knew how to put it so plausibly that all those who depended on him for their money, beginning with Nikita, confirmed him in the conviction that he was their benefactor and did not overreach them.