benefactive /ˌbɛnɪˈfaktɪv / ‹Grammar›


I. adjective

denoting a semantic case or construction that expresses the person or thing that benefits from the action of the verb, for example for you in I bought this for you.
II. noun

the benefactive case, or a word or expression in it.
– origin 1940s: from Latin benefactus ‘capable of giving’ + -ive.

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