benevolent benevolent  /bə ˈnɛ və lənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) generous in providing aid to others
  2. (adj) intending or showing kindness
  3. (adj) showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
  4. (adj) generous in assistance to the poor

Usage(s):

  1. A benevolent fund was created for helping the next of kin of the deceased.
  2. Anne's thoughts, actions and deeds were for the purpose of creating a loving and benevolent life for her children.

News

  1. LATEST NEWS

    NEW YORK (AP) — The president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association says no New York City Council member who voted in favor of more police oversight "will have a free ride in the next election."
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

  2. PBA challenges pro-NYC police oversight lawmakers

    NEW YORK (AP) - The president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association says no New York City Council member who voted in favor of more police oversight "will have a free ride in the next election."
    on June 28, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald

  3. Cops vow to defeat ‘profile’ pols

    A police union has declared war against the City Council members who voted for an anti-“racial profiling” bill — vowing to support their opponents in a campaign to have them all ousted from office.The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association will announce today that it intends to use every means at...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "I am happy to vote to get rid of the states, I am happy to vote to get rid of the upper house, the lower house, I am happy to have me as a benevolent despot," Mr Costa said.
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Michael Costa Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Musharraf has been portraying himself as a benevolent dictator but now as he is pushed into a corner he is showing his true colors," Khan said. "He is a power-grabber and wants to cling to power at all costs."
    on Nov 3, 2007 By: Imran Khan Source: Inquirer.net

  3. "While her husband, Lyndon, could be brash, she was benevolent. While he could be tough and hard-charging, she epitomized style and grace. Together, they were a formidable pair," said Democratic Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, who got to...
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Robert Byrd Source: Houston Chronicle

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