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  1. prof·it
  2. noun


    • 1. obtain a financial advantage or benefit, especially from an investment:

      the only people to profit from the entire episode were the lawyers
      Synonym : make money, make a killing, make a profit, rake it in, clean up, make a packet, make a bundle, line one's pockets, make big bucks, make a fast/quick buck
    • 2. obtain an advantage or benefit:

      not all children would profit from this kind of schooling
    • 3. be beneficial to:

      it would profit us to change our plans
      Synonym : benefit, be beneficial to, be of benefit to, be advantageous to, be of advantage to, be of use to, be of value to, do someone good, help, be helpful to, be of service to, serve, assist, aid, stand someone in good stead, further the interests of, advance, promote
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: profit, plural noun: profits

    • v.: verb: profit, 3rd person present: profits, gerund or present participle: profiting, past tense: profited, past participle: profited

    • noun

      a financial gain, especially the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent in buying, operating, or producing something:

      advantage; benefit:

    • verb

      obtain a financial advantage or benefit:

      obtain an advantage or benefit:

    • adjective

      concerned with or focused on financial gain; commercial:
    • noun

      a statement issued by a company advising the stock market that profits will be lower than expected.
    • adjective

      making or intended to make a profit:
    • noun

      the actual profit after working expenses not included in the calculation of gross profit have been paid:
    • noun

      the sale of securities that have risen in price:
    • noun

      a part of an organization with assignable revenues and costs and hence ascertainable profitability.
    • noun

      the desire for financial gain as an incentive in economic activity:
    • noun

      a profit from business operations (gross profit less operating expenses) before deduction of interest and taxes.
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