vocabulary

Word to the Wise: benevolent

benevolent (1)

benevolent (adjective) – showing or doing good

(Bene means good in Latin, and volens means want, also in Latin, so together: want good).

benevolently (adverb) – showing or doing good

benevolence (noun) – good will

Here are some examples of how you can use benevolent:

Helping others is a benevolent act.

Would you rather work for a benevolent organization or a capitalist one?

The teacher looked at his students benevolently.

Governments shouldn’t just treat citizens with benevolence; they also need to be just and fair.

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