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Definitions of benefit

  1. be beneficial for; " This will do you good"
  2. something that aids or promotes well- being; " for the common good"
  3. a performance to raise money for a charitable cause
  4. financial assistance in time of need
  5. derive benefit from
  6. derive a benefit from; " She profited from his vast experience"
  7. Profit; advantage.
  8. An act of kindness; a favor conferred.
  9. Whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit.
  10. A theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company, but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use.
  11. Beneficence; liberality.
  12. Natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments.
  13. To be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit.
  14. To gain advantage; to make improvement; to profit; as, he will benefit by the change.
  15. An act of kindness; a favor conferred; whatever promotes the happiness and well- being of a person or thing, or adds to the value of property; a theatrical performance, the proceeds of which go to one of the actors, etc.
  16. To do good to; be of service to.
  17. To gain advantage; make improvement.
  18. A favor: advantage: a performance at a theatre, the proceeds of which go to one of the company.
  19. To do good to.
  20. To gain advantage:- pr. p. benefiting; pa. p. benefited.
  21. A favor; advantage.
  22. To receive good from; profit by.
  23. To be helpful or useful to; profit; improve.
  24. A favor bestowed; privilege.
  25. An act of kindness; a favour conferred; advantage; profit; a performance at a theatre, or place of entertainment, the proceeds of which go to one of the actors, some indigent deserving person, or some public institution or charity.
  26. To gain advantage; to make improvement.
  27. To do good to; to gain advantage from.
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Usage examples for benefit

  1. " Of course she was the only one to benefit by his death. – From Whose Bourne by Robert Barr
  2. The second topic has been before the nation for thirty- four years; could be passed, if there were a will in either ministry, in a single fortnight, and when passed, the benefit would be sensible in a single year. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  3. What was the use of running away with a naval officer if one could not have the benefit of it? – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  4. It’ s young Joseph Tasker that’ ll get the benefit of it. – Project Gutenberg, Dialstone Lane, by W.W. Jacobs by W.W. Jacobs
  5. It might benefit her in the way of example. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  6. A small quantity of this may be given in a little water at any time, and always with benefit. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  7. But he was on the right lines, and at least gave Boulton the benefit of example. – James Watt by Andrew Carnegie
  8. Nothing that is done just for the sake of one's own future benefit seems to be regarded in the Gospel as worth doing. – Where No Fear Was A Book About Fear by Arthur Christopher Benson
  9. These remarks were made loud enough for Stanley to hear, and for his special benefit. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  10. I wanted to succeed in my work, and I also wanted to have the benefit of dying with a prayer in my mind. – The Irish at the Front by Michael MacDonagh
  11. " Education is a benefit which we have no right to refuse you. – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  12. If there's anything that might benefit Garry you need not hesitate on account of that little beast Malcourt-" She said in her gentle, earnest way: " Louis Malcourt is so very strange. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  13. Love was not for him, nor riches, but he could work for the benefit of others. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  14. I suppose some of this has been for my benefit. – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. The next night was to be Wagner's benefit. – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 by Rupert Hughes
  16. Why not benefit by it? – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
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