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ben·e·fi·cial

 (bĕn′ə-fĭsh′əl)
adj.
1. Producing or promoting a favorable result; advantageous: a trade agreement beneficial to all countries.
2. Law Involving the receipt of funds, property, or other benefits, as from an insurance policy or trust.
n. beneficials
Organisms that are beneficial to a human endeavor, especially insects that are predators of pests.

[Middle English, from Old French beneficial, from Late Latin beneficiālis, from Latin beneficium, benefit; see benefice.]

ben′e·fi′cial·ly adv.
ben′e·fi′cial·ness n.

beneficial

(ˌbɛnɪˈfɪʃəl)
adj
1. (sometimes foll by to) causing a good result; advantageous
2. (Law) law entitling a person to receive the profits or proceeds of property: a beneficial interest in land.
[C15: from Late Latin beneficiālis, from Latin beneficium kindness]
ˌbeneˈficially adv

ben•e•fi•cial

(ˌbɛn əˈfɪʃ əl)

adj.
1. conferring benefit; helpful: the beneficial effect of sunshine.
2. Law.
a. helpful in the meeting of needs.
b. involving the personal enjoyment of proceeds.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin beneficiālis]
ben`e•fi′cial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.beneficial - promoting or enhancing well-beingbeneficial - promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her"
advantageous - giving an advantage; "a contract advantageous to our country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often"

beneficial

beneficial

adjective
Translations
مُفيد، نافِع
prospěšnýblahodárný
velgørende
hyödyllinensuotuisa
gagnlegur, hollur
naudingaspaveldėtojas
derīgslabvēlīgssvētīgs

beneficial

[ˌbenɪˈfɪʃəl] ADJ
1. (= advantageous) → beneficioso
beneficial to the healthbeneficioso para la salud
the change will be beneficial to youel cambio te resultará beneficioso
2. (Jur) beneficial ownerverdadero/a propietario/a m/f

beneficial

[ˌbɛnɪˈfɪʃəl] adj [effect] → bénéfique; [influence] → bénéfique
to have a beneficial effect on sth → avoir un effet bénéfique sur qch
beneficial to → bon(ne) pour

beneficial

adj
gut (to für); climate alsozuträglich (geh) (→ to +dat); influence alsovorteilhaft; advice, lessonnützlich (to für); (= advantageous)günstig, von Vorteil; the change will be beneficial to youdie Veränderung wird Ihnen guttun
(Jur) beneficial ownerNutznießer(in) m(f)

beneficial

[ˌbɛnɪˈfɪʃl] adjbenefico/a
beneficial to → che giova a, che fa bene a

beneficial

(benəˈfiʃəl) adjective
having good effects. Fresh air is beneficial to your health.
ˌbeneˈficiary (-ʃəri) , ((American) -ʃieri) plural ˌbeneˈficiaries – noun
a person who receives a gift etc (usually in a will).

beneficial

a. beneficioso-a, favorable, provechoso-a.

beneficial

adj beneficioso
References in classic literature ?
After doing the civil all round, and airing our best bonnet, we shall astonish you by the elegant hospitalities of our mansion, the brilliant society we shall draw about us, and the beneficial influence we shall exert over the world at large.
The shock of Judge Pyncheon's death had a permanently invigorating and ultimately beneficial effect on Clifford.
Intellectual food is like any other; it is pleasanter and more beneficial to take it with a spoon than with a shovel.
Her sister, however, still sanguine, was willing to attribute the change to nothing more than the fatigue of having sat up to have her bed made; and carefully administering the cordials prescribed, saw her, with satisfaction, sink at last into a slumber, from which she expected the most beneficial effects.
I then remarked that Miss Vanstone had only taken one of her three boxes with her -- and it now occurred to me that a private investigation of the luggage she had left behind might possibly be attended with beneficial results.
She was the golden thread that united him to a Past beyond his misery, and to a Present beyond his misery: and the sound of her voice, the light of her face, the touch of her hand, had a strong beneficial influence with him almost always.
Now, concerning the influence of my position on others, I was in no such difficulty, and so I perceived - though dimly enough perhaps - that it was not beneficial to anybody, and, above all, that it was not beneficial to Herbert.
The ancient Kings of Egypt conveyed the waters of the Nile to this place by an artificial canal, now so choked with sand, that there are scarce any marks remaining of so noble and beneficial a work.
All I shall do is to pray to heaven to deliver you from it, and show you how beneficial and necessary knights-errant were in days of yore, and how useful they would be in these days were they but in vogue; but now, for the sins of the people, sloth and indolence, gluttony and luxury are triumphant.
Letters of reprisal were granted, and a war ensued, which in its consequences overthrew all the alliances that but twenty years before had been formed with sanguine expectations of the most beneficial fruits.
They have chosen rather to dwell on the inconveniences which must be unavoidably blended with all political advantages; and on the possible abuses which must be incident to every power or trust, of which a beneficial use can be made.
He took with him a bag in which were many instruments and drugs, "the ghastly paraphernalia of our beneficial trade," as he once called, in one of his lectures, the equipment of a professor of the healing craft.