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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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Respond, therefore, to his benevolent intentions and come to us without fear.