Meaning of “benefactor” in the English Dictionary

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benefactornoun [ C ]

us /ˈben·əˌfæk·tər/

someone who gives money to help an organization, society, or person

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"benefactor" in Business English

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benefactornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbenɪfæktər/ us FINANCE

someone who gives money to a person or organization, usually without expecting anything back in return:

They hope to find a benefactor, and turn the factory into a museum.

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