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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person who helps another, especially by giving money.

Usage examples (35)
  • There was much speculation as to the identity of the college's secret benefactor.
  • The word benefactor is applied to one who bestows favour on another.
  • Then, a shadowy benefactor from the east made a copy available to me.
  • Hm. Depends on whether son/nephew/nepotism-benefactor is getting a paycheck or not. for more
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