Definition of Benefit

1. Noun. Financial assistance in time of need.

2. Verb. Derive a benefit from. "She profited from his vast experience"
Exact synonyms: Gain, Profit
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Cash In On, Profiteer, Capitalise, Capitalize, Take Advantage, Pyramid, Clear, Net, Sack, Sack Up
Derivative terms: Gainer, Profit

3. Noun. Something that aids or promotes well-being. "For the benefit of all"
Exact synonyms: Welfare
Generic synonyms: Good, Goodness
Specialized synonyms: Advantage, Reward, Interest, Sake
Derivative terms: Beneficial

4. Verb. Be beneficial for. "This will do you good"
Exact synonyms: Do Good
Generic synonyms: Aid, Help
Derivative terms: Beneficent, Do-gooder

5. Noun. A performance to raise money for a charitable cause.
Generic synonyms: Performance, Public Presentation
Specialized synonyms: Benefit Concert

Definition of Benefit

1. n. An act of kindness; a favor conferred.

2. v. t. To be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit.

3. v. i. To gain advantage; to make improvement; to profit; as, he will benefit by the change.

Definition of Benefit

1. Noun. An advantage, help or aid from something. ¹

2. Noun. A payment made in accordance with an insurance policy or a public assistance scheme. ¹

3. Noun. A performance, etc, given to raise funds for some cause. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To be or to provide a benefit to. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To receive a benefit (from). To be a beneficiary. ¹

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Definition of Benefit

1. to be helpful or useful to [v -FITED, -FITING, -FITS or -FITTED, -FITTING, -FITS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benefit

beneficial owner
beneficium ordinis seu excussionis
benefit (current term)
benefit album
benefit concert
benefit of clergy
benefit of the doubt
benefit tourism
benefits in kind

Literary usage of Benefit

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1. Leviathan: Or, The Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiastical by Thomas Hobbes (1885)
"For amongst presumptions, there is none that so evidently declareth the author as doth the benefit of the action. By the same rule I intend in this place to ..."

2. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1905)
"The Declaration of Independence declares that all government rests upon the consent of the governed, and that all just governments are for the benefit of ..."

3. Forms of Judgments and Orders in the High Court of Justice and Court of by Cecil Clare Marston Dale, W. Tindal King, W. O. Goldschmidt, Sir Henry Wilmot Seton, Great Britain Court of Appeal (1901)
"Inquiry whether Action proper and for the Infant's benefit. LET an inquiry &c., whether this action was properly instituted, and whether it would be fit and ..."

4. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a Tour to by James Boswell (1884)
"And this year he not only wrote a Prologue, which was spoken by Mr. Garrick before'the acting of " Comus " at Drury Lane Theatre, for the benefit of ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1821)
"for the benefit of the widow and children of W. her eldest son; and the residue, ... devised all his real estate for the benefit of his widow and children, ..."

6. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1887)
"No one who is not of the class for whose benefit the association was formed can be a beneficiary.1 The right to the benefit depends upon the rules of the ..."

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