Simple Definition of benefactor
: someone who helps another person, group, etc., by giving money
Full Definition of benefactor
: one that confers a benefit; especially : one that makes a gift or bequest
Examples of benefactor in a sentence
With the help of a rich benefactor he set up a charity.
<an anonymous benefactor gave the school a dozen new computers>
Did You Know?
A benefactor may be involved in almost any field. One may endow a scholarship fund; another may give money to expand a library; still another may leave a generous sum to a hospital in her will. The famous benefactions of John D. Rockefeller included the gifts that established the University of Chicago, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Rockefeller University. Many benefactors have reported that giving away their money turned out to be the most rewarding thing they ever did.
First Known Use of benefactor
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Definition of benefactor for Students
: someone who helps another especially by giving money
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