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benefactor

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noun ben·e·fac·tor \ˈbe-nə-ˌfak-tər\

Simple Definition of benefactor

  • : someone who helps another person, group, etc., by giving money

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of benefactor

  1. :  one that confers a benefit; especially :  one that makes a gift or bequest

Examples of benefactor in a sentence

  1. With the help of a rich benefactor he set up a charity.

  2. <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.

15th Century

First Known Use of benefactor

15th century


BENEFACTOR Defined for Kids

benefactor

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noun ben·e·fac·tor \ˈbe-nə-ˌfak-tər\

Definition of benefactor for Students

  1. :  someone who helps another especially by giving money





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