benefactor vs beneficiary : Common Errors in English

About benefactor vs beneficiary

Benefactors give benefits; beneficiaries receive them. We expect to hear of generous benefactors and grateful beneficiaries.

benefactor Meaning(s)

  • (n) a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)

beneficiary Meaning(s)

  • (n) the recipient of funds or other benefits
  • (n) the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  • (a) having or arising from a benefice

benefactor in News

  1. A field of controversy

    STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY DIANE C. BEAUDOIN A very generous benefactor to the sport of Little League baseball in Leominster has once again made a donation to the Ronnie Bachand Little League Field on 12th Street, this time in the form of weed whackers. read more
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Leominster Champion

  2. YouTube plea for $2,800 sent woman to Drew, proud mom dies just before graduation

    Benefactor paid $2,800 Judea Hill needed to return to school
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Star-Ledger

  3. Martha Ingram on Nashville Symphony: 'I wish them every success'

    Martha R. Ingram, the leading benefactor for the Nashville Symphony, has issued a statement of support for the current management's efforts to resolve the nonprofit's financial woes.
    on June 8, 2013 Source: The Tennessean

beneficiary in News

  1. Carl Icahn's Newest Beneficiary

    Carl Icahn's Newest Beneficiary
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

  2. Nuvilex Is Beneficiary of Doctors' Approach Toward Medical Marijuana

    Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, notes based on a recent poll, Nuvilex is beneficiary of many doctors' approach toward medical marijuana. ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Oprah's Smithsonian gift: How she ranks among other big donors

    The multi-museum collection has been the beneficiary of several even more eye-popping gifts from some of our nation's most noteworthy rich folk.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Washington Post

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