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  1. ben·e·fit
  2. noun


    • 1. receive an advantage; profit:

      the areas would benefit from regeneration
      Synonym : profit, gain, reap benefits, reap financial reward, make money, make the most of, exploit, turn to one's advantage, put to good use, do well out of, cash in, make a killing
    • 2. bring advantage to:

      the bill will benefit the nation
      Synonym : be advantageous to, be beneficial to, be of advantage to, be to the advantage of, profit, do good to, be of service to, serve, be useful to, be of use to, be helpful to, be of help to, help, aid, assist, be of assistance to, better, improve, strengthen, boost, advance, further
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: benefit, plural noun: benefits

    • noun

      an advantage or profit gained from something:

      a payment made by the state or an insurance scheme to someone entitled to receive it:

    • verb

      receive an advantage; profit:

      bring advantage to:

    • noun

      the additional benefit arising from a unit increase in a particular activity.
    • adjective

      relating to or denoting a process that assesses the relation between the cost of an undertaking and the value of the resulting benefits:
    • noun

      (in the UK) a former state benefit paid to people unable to work for a period of more than six months because of illness or disability.
    • noun

      a benefit payable under a social security system.
    • noun

      a payment made by a government or a labor union to an unemployed person.
    • noun

      the amount paid to a beneficiary upon the death of an insured person.
    • noun

      an employee benefit selected from a variety of offerings under a fringe-benefit plan that can be tailored to fit individual needs.
    • noun

      an extra benefit supplementing an employee's salary, for example, a company car, subsidized meals, health insurance, etc.:
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