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.
"My dear benefactor! This is what I expected from you- I knew your kindness!" He turned to go.
The Eagle took flight, and pouncing upon a hare, brought it at once as an offering to his benefactor. A Fox, seeing this, exclaimed, "Do not cultivate the favor of this man, but of your former owner, lest he should again hunt for you and deprive you a second time of your wings."
The grateful creature thanked his benefactor warmly, and promised Ferko to do him a good turn if he should ever need it.
'What is troubling you, my kind benefactor? Can I be of any help to you?
MY DEAREST MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--Are not you, my friend and benefactor, just a little ashamed to repine and give way to such despondency?
Jones flung himself at his benefactor's feet, and taking eagerly hold of his hand, assured him his goodness to him, both now and all other times, had so infinitely exceeded not only his merit but his hopes, that no words could express his sense of it.
When he was passing his uncle, the old man stirred in his sleep, and Tom stopped instantly--stopped, and softly drew the knife from its sheath, with his heart thumping, and his eyes fastened upon his benefactor's face.
Oh, would we could relate it everywhere, and to every one, so that the emotion of our unknown benefactor might reveal his presence."
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.
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.