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Definition of benefactive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

benefactive

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌbenɪˈfæktɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbenɪˈfæktɪv//
 
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relating to the person or thing that benefits from the action of the verb, for example ‘for you’ in ‘I bought this for you’ Word Origin1940s: from Latin benefactus ‘capable of giving’ + -ive.
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