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be·nev·o·lent

 (bə-nĕv′ə-lənt)
adj.
1.
a. Characterized by or given to doing good: "a benevolent philanthropist who donated the funds to found the town library" (Willie Morris).
b. Suggestive of doing good; agreeable: a benevolent smile.
2. Relating to a charitable organization that operates without making a profit.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin benevolēns, benevolent- : bene, well; see deu- in Indo-European roots + volēns, present participle of velle, to wish; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

be·nev′o·lent·ly adv.
Synonyms: benevolent, charitable, eleemosynary, philanthropic
These adjectives mean of, concerned with, providing, or provided by charity: a benevolent fund; a charitable foundation; eleemosynary relief; philanthropic contributions. See Also Synonyms at kind1.

benevolent

(bɪˈnɛvələnt)
adj
1. intending or showing goodwill; kindly; friendly: a benevolent smile; a benevolent old man.
2. doing good or giving aid to others, rather than making profit; charitable: a benevolent organization.
[C15: from Latin benevolēns, from bene well + velle to wish]
beˈnevolently adv

be•nev•o•lent

(bəˈnɛv ə lənt)

adj.
1. characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings: a benevolent smile.
2. desiring to help others; charitable.
3. established for good works: a benevolent society.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin benevolent-, s. of benevolēns kindhearted =bene- bene- + volēns, present participle of velle to want, wish]
be•nev′o•lent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.benevolent - intending or showing kindness; "a benevolent society"
2.benevolent - showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity; "was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor"
kind - having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter"
3.benevolent - generous in providing aid to othersbenevolent - generous in providing aid to others
generous - willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"
4.benevolent - generous in assistance to the poorbenevolent - generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic contributions"
charitable - full of love and generosity; "charitable to the poor"; "a charitable trust"

benevolent

benevolent

adjective
1. Characterized by kindness and concern for others:
2. Of or concerned with charity:
Translations
مُحْسِن، مُحِبٌّ للخَيْر
dobročinnýlaskavýshovívavý
generøsgodhjertet
góîgjarn
benevolentný
cömertyardımsever

benevolent

[bɪˈnevələnt]
A. ADJ
1. (= kind) → benévolo, benevolente
a benevolent smileuna sonrisa benévola or benevolente
2. (= charitable) [organization, society] → benéfica, de beneficencia
B. CPD benevolent fund Nfondos mpl benéficos

benevolent

[bɪˈnɛvələnt] adj [leader, employer] → bienveillant(e)benevolent fund nfonds m de solidarité

benevolent

adj
wohlwollend; pat, smile, twinklegutmütig; (as character trait) → gütig; emperor, judgemild; Benevolent Despotismder aufgeklärte Absolutismus
(= charitable) benevolent fundUnterstützungsfonds m, → Unterstützungskasse f; benevolent institutionWohltätigkeitseinrichtung f; benevolent societyWohltätigkeitsverein m

benevolent

[bɪˈnɛvələnt] adjbenevolo/a

benevolence

(biˈnevələns) noun
generosity and desire to do good.
beˈnevolent adjective
a benevolent father.
beˈnevolently adverb
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I rejoice to hear so favorable and so ingenuous an account of my cousin Clifford," said the benevolent Judge.
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I have forgotten to mention that, in many things, Queequeg placed great confidence in the excellence of Yojo's judgment and surprising forecast of things; and cherished Yojo with considerable esteem, as a rather good sort of god, who perhaps meant well enough upon the whole, but in all cases did not succeed in his benevolent designs.
Certain it was that he gave her unlimited scope in all her benevolent efforts for the comfort, instruction, and improvement of her servants, though he never took any decided part in them himself.
Finally, my benevolent master, to use his own words, "set her adrift to take care of herself.
Woodhouse hoped to influence every visitor of the newly married pair; but still the cake was eaten; and there was no rest for his benevolent nerves till it was all gone.
I don't know what would have concluded the scene, had there not been one person at hand rather more rational than myself, and more benevolent than my entertainer.
Lecount, "you are laying me under an obligation -- you are permitting me, in my very limited way, to assist the performance of a benevolent action.
And it was from the gifts bestowed upon him towards the execution of this benevolent purpose, that he recruited his finances, as just now observed.
Therefore she begged to be excused from any further attendance on the top set, until things were as they formerly was, and as they could be wished to be; and further mentioned that her little book would be found upon the breakfast-table every Saturday morning, when she requested an immediate settlement of the same, with the benevolent view of saving trouble 'and an ill-conwenience' to all parties.
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