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
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China is widely seen as critical to any resolution to the nuclear crisis because of its outsize role as North Korea’s main economic benefactor.
A spokeswoman for Indivisible Kentucky said the funds were raised by the group as well as an anonymous benefactor.
An anonymous benefactor has added $45,000 to the $5,000 reward money being offered for information leading to an arrest in the murder of a college professor found shot to death in a Naperville school parking lot, Naperville police said.
Desmond Boylan AP With Cuban ally Venezuela in economic crisis, steady oil supplies from the island’s benefactor are in question.
Initial friendliness typically encourages the victim to let down their guard and think of the perpetrator as a mentor, benefactor, romantic interest, or friend.
On one side, conservative lawmakers and powerful benefactors like the Koch brothers are pushing to eliminate regulations and reduce outlays to programs like Medicaid.
One of the benefactors was Clevinger, who gave up one run on two hits, but walked five, in six innings that day.
Great moments can obviously occur from close range, but Djiby was the benefactor of great balls played into better positions.
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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
Synonymsangel, donator, donor, fairy godmother, Maecenas, patron, sugar daddy
Related Wordsbenefactress, patroness; almoner, almsgiver, philanthropist; altruist, bestower, contributor, giver; helper, subscriber, supporter; guardian angel, protector, savior (or saviour)
Near Antonymsbeneficiary, donee, giftee, recipient
BENEFACTOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of benefactor for English Language Learners
: someone who helps another person, group, etc., by giving money
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