benevolent
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benevolent(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (kind)
a. benévolo
The benevolent king treated all his subjects to a feast for his daughter's wedding.El benévolo rey invitó a todos sus súbditos a un banquete para la boda de su hija.
The main characters in the story are a benevolent witch and a malevolent sorceress.Los personajes principales del cuento son una bruja benévola y una hechicera malévola.
b. benevolente
Luisa's benevolent attitude towards her employees was affectionate yet somehow patronizing.La actitud benevolente de Luisa hacia sus empleados era afectuosa pero de alguna manera condescendiente.
2. (charitable)
a. benéfico
The benevolent society raised money to donate to the soup kitchens.La sociedad benéfica recaudó dinero para donar a las cocinas comunitarias.
b. de beneficencia
The church decided to use the benevolent fund to aid the members whose house had burnt down.La iglesia decidió usar el fondo de beneficencia para ayudar a los feligreses cuya casa se había quemado.
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benevolent
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. benévolo(a)
benevolent societycofradía benéfica
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benevolent [bɪˈnevələnt]
adjective
1 (kind) benévolo; benevolente
a benevolent smile una sonrisa benévola or benevolente
2 (charitable) [+organization, society] benéfica; de beneficencia
modifier
benevolent fund (n) fondos (m) benéficos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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