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



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 Origin 1940s: from Latin benefactus ‘capable of giving’ + -ive.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: benefactive