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ben·e·fit

 (bĕn′ə-fĭt)
n.
1.
a. Something that promotes or enhances well-being; an advantage: The nurse explained the benefits of regular exercise.
b. Help; aid: The field trip was of great benefit to the students.
2.
a. A payment made by a government agency or insurance company to qualifying persons in time of need: an increase in welfare benefits.
b. A form of compensation, such as paid vacation time, subsidized health insurance, or a pension, provided to employees in addition to wages or salary as part of an employment arrangement. Also called fringe benefit.
3. A public entertainment, performance, or social event held to raise funds for a person or cause.
4. Archaic A kindly deed.
v. ben·e·fit·ed, ben·e·fit·ing, ben·e·fits also ben·e·fit·ted or ben·e·fit·ting
v.tr.
To be helpful or useful to.
v.intr.
To derive benefit: You will benefit from her good example.
Idiom:
benefit of the doubt
A favorable judgment granted in the absence of full evidence.

[Middle English, from Old French bienfait, good deed, from Latin benefactum, from benefacere, to do a service; see benefaction.]

benefit

(ˈbɛnɪfɪt)
n
1. something that improves or promotes
2. advantage or sake: this is for your benefit.
3. (Social Welfare)
a. an allowance paid by the government as for sickness, unemployment, etc, to which a person is entitled under social security or the national insurance scheme
b. any similar allowance in various other countries
4. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (sometimes plural) a payment or series of payments made by an institution, such as an insurance company or trade union, to a person who is ill, unemployed, etc
5. a theatrical performance, sports event, etc, to raise money for a charity
vb, -fits, -fiting or -fited, -fits, -fitting or -fitted
to do or receive good; profit
[C14: from Anglo-French benfet, from Latin benefactum, from bene facere to do well]

ben•e•fit

(ˈbɛn ə fɪt)
n.
1. something that is advantageous or good.
2. a payment made to help someone or given by a benefit society, insurance company, or public agency.
3. a social event or a performance for raising money for an organization, cause, or person.
4. Archaic. an act of kindness.
v.t.
5. to do good to; be of service to: a health program to benefit everyone.
v.i.
6. to derive benefit; profit: to benefit from experience.
Idioms:
benefit of the doubt, a favorable opinion or judgment adopted despite uncertainty.
[1350–1400; late Middle English benefytt, Middle English b(i)enfet < Anglo-French benfet, Middle French bienfait < Latin benefactum, orig. past participle of benefacere; see benefaction]
syn: See advantage.

benefit


Past participle: benefiting/benefitting
Gerund: benefited/benefitted

Imperative
benefit
benefit
Present
I benefit
you benefit
he/she/it benefits
we benefit
you benefit
they benefit
Preterite
I benefited/benefitted
you benefited/benefitted
he/she/it benefited/benefitted
we benefited/benefitted
you benefited/benefitted
they benefited/benefitted
Present Continuous
I am benefiting/benefitting
you are benefiting/benefitting
he/she/it is benefiting/benefitting
we are benefiting/benefitting
you are benefiting/benefitting
they are benefiting/benefitting
Present Perfect
I have benefited/benefitted
you have benefited/benefitted
he/she/it has benefited/benefitted
we have benefited/benefitted
you have benefited/benefitted
they have benefited/benefitted
Past Continuous
I was benefiting/benefitting
you were benefiting/benefitting
he/she/it was benefiting/benefitting
we were benefiting/benefitting
you were benefiting/benefitting
they were benefiting/benefitting
Past Perfect
I had benefited/benefitted
you had benefited/benefitted
he/she/it had benefited/benefitted
we had benefited/benefitted
you had benefited/benefitted
they had benefited/benefitted
Future
I will benefit
you will benefit
he/she/it will benefit
we will benefit
you will benefit
they will benefit
Future Perfect
I will have benefited/benefitted
you will have benefited/benefitted
he/she/it will have benefited/benefitted
we will have benefited/benefitted
you will have benefited/benefitted
they will have benefited/benefitted
Future Continuous
I will be benefiting/benefitting
you will be benefiting/benefitting
he/she/it will be benefiting/benefitting
we will be benefiting/benefitting
you will be benefiting/benefitting
they will be benefiting/benefitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been benefiting/benefitting
you have been benefiting/benefitting
he/she/it has been benefiting/benefitting
we have been benefiting/benefitting
you have been benefiting/benefitting
they have been benefiting/benefitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been benefiting/benefitting
you will have been benefiting/benefitting
he/she/it will have been benefiting/benefitting
we will have been benefiting/benefitting
you will have been benefiting/benefitting
they will have been benefiting/benefitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been benefiting/benefitting
you had been benefiting/benefitting
he/she/it had been benefiting/benefitting
we had been benefiting/benefitting
you had been benefiting/benefitting
they had been benefiting/benefitting
Conditional
I would benefit
you would benefit
he/she/it would benefit
we would benefit
you would benefit
they would benefit
Past Conditional
I would have benefited/benefitted
you would have benefited/benefitted
he/she/it would have benefited/benefitted
we would have benefited/benefitted
you would have benefited/benefitted
they would have benefited/benefitted

benefit

The term used in the United Kingdom for welfare payments.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.benefit - financial assistance in time of needbenefit - financial assistance in time of need
stock option - a benefit given by a company to an employee in the form of an option to buy stock in the company at a discount or at a fixed price; "stock options are not much use as an incentive if the price at which they can be exercised is out of reach"
payment - a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
cost-of-living benefit - a benefit that goes to anyone whose money receipts increase automatically as prices rise
death benefit - insurance or pension money payable to a beneficiary of a deceased
disability benefit - insurance benefits paid in case of disability
sick benefit, sickness benefit - money paid (by the government) to someone who is too ill to work
fringe benefit, perk, perquisite - an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right); "a limousine is one of the fringe benefits of the job"
2.benefit - something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the benefit of all"
goodness, good - that which is pleasing or valuable or useful; "weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"
advantage, reward - benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity"
sake, interest - a reason for wanting something done; "for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"
3.benefit - a performance to raise money for a charitable causebenefit - a performance to raise money for a charitable cause
performance, public presentation - a dramatic or musical entertainment; "they listened to ten different performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"
benefit concert - a concert given for the benefit of some charitable cause
Verb1.benefit - derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
cash in on - take advantage of or capitalize on
profiteer - make an unreasonable profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods
capitalize, take advantage, capitalise - draw advantages from; "he is capitalizing on her mistake"; "she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover"
pyramid - enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts
net, sack up, sack, clear - make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"
2.benefit - be beneficial forbenefit - be beneficial for; "This will do you good"
aid, help - improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"

benefit

noun
1. good, use, help, profit, gain, advantage, favour, reward, utility, merit, boon, mileage (informal), avail I'm a great believer in the benefits of this form of therapy.
good loss, damage, injury, harm, disadvantage, downside, detriment, impairment
2. advantage, interest, aid, gain, favour, assistance, betterment This could now work to his benefit.
3. social security payments, welfare, the dole (informal), unemployment benefit, state benefit, Jobseeker's Allowance, JSA the removal of benefit from school-leavers
verb
1. profit from, make the most of, gain from, do well out of, reap benefits from, turn to your advantage Both sides have benefited from the talks.
2. help, serve, aid, profit, improve, advance, advantage, enhance, assist, avail, be of service to, be of assistance to, be to the advantage of a variety of government schemes benefiting children
help damage, injure, harm, deprive, worsen, impair, detract from

benefit

noun
1. Something beneficial:
2. Something that contributes to or increases one's well-being:
advantage, good, interest (often used in plural), profit.
3. The quality of being suitable or adaptable to an end:
4. Archaic. A kindly act:
verb
1. To be an advantage to:
Archaic: boot.
Idiom: stand someone in good stead.
2. To derive advantage:
Translations
فَائِدَةفائِده، مَنْفَعَهيَسْتَفِيدُيَسْتَفيد مِن، يَنْتَفِع مِنيُفيد، يَنْفَع
prospětužitekvýhodatežitdobrodiní
drage nytte affordelgavngavnegode
benefico
hyötyhyötyäkorvausavustusetu
imati koristikorist
gagna, verîa til góîshafa gagn afhagsbót, gagn
利益利益を得る
이익이익이 되다
išeiti į naudąnaudapasitikėti neturint įrodymųturėti naudos
dot labumugūt labumulabums
mať osohprospech
izkoristitikoristkoristitiprednost
förmångagna
ผลประโยชน์มีประโยชน์ต่อ
yararyarar sağlamakyararı dokunmakyararlanmakfayda
được lợilợi ích

benefit

[ˈbenɪfɪt]
A. N
1. (= advantage) → beneficio m, provecho m
to give sb the benefit of the doubtdar a algn el beneficio de la duda
for the benefit of one's healthen beneficio de la salud
I'll try it on for your benefitlo probaré en tu honor
to have the benefit oftener la ventaja de
to be of benefit to sbbeneficiar a algn
to reap the benefit ofsacar el fruto de
to be to the benefit ofser provechoso a
without benefit ofsin la ayuda de
to marry without benefit of clergycasarse por lo civil
2. (Admin) (= money) → ayuda f (also unemployment benefit) → subsidio m de desempleo
3. (Theat, Sport) (= charity performance) → beneficio m
B. VIbeneficiar(se), sacar provecho
to benefit by/fromsacar provecho de
C. VTbeneficiar
D. CPD benefit association N (esp US) → sociedad f de beneficencia
benefit match Npartido m con fines benéficos
benefit performance Nfunción f benéfica
benefit society N = benefit association benefits package Npaquete m de beneficios

benefit

[ˈbɛnɪfɪt]
n
(= advantage) → avantage m, bienfait m
to have the benefit of sth → bénéficier de qch
to be of benefit → être utile
to be of benefit to sb → être utile à qn
for the benefit of sb → pour qn
to give sb the benefit of the doubt → accorder à qn le bénéfice du doute
(= allowance of money) → allocation f
to be on benefit [person, family] → toucher l'aide sociale unemployment benefit
(also benefit match) → match m au profit d'un joueur (also benefit concert) → concert m de bienfaisance
vt
(= be of use to) → être utile à
(= be beneficial to) a therapy that benefits most patients → un traitement bénéfique à la plupart des patients
a service that benefits rich and poor → un service qui profite aussi bien aux riches qu'aux pauvres
government programs benefiting children → des programmes gouvernementaux favorisant les enfants
vi
to benefit from sth [+ situation, activity] → tirer avantage de qch; [+ treatment] → profiter de qch; [+ investment] → tirer profit de qch
He'll benefit from the change
BUT Le changement lui fera du bien.
He'll benefit from it
BUT Cela lui fera du bien.benefit concert n (to raise money for charity)concert m de bienfaisancebenefit fraud nfraude f aux allocationsbenefit match nmatch m au profit d'un joueurbenefit payment nallocation fbenefit performance nreprésentation f de bienfaisance, gala m de bienfaisancebenefits agency ncaisse f de sécurité sociale

benefit

n
(= advantage)Vorteil m; (= profit)Nutzen m, → Gewinn m; to derive or get benefit from somethingaus etw Nutzen ziehen; for the benefit of his family/the poorzum Wohl or für das Wohl seiner Familie/der Armen; for the benefit of your healthIhrer Gesundheit zuliebe, um Ihrer Gesundheit willen; for your benefitIhretwegen, um Ihretwillen (geh); this money is for the benefit of the blinddieses Geld kommt den Blinden zugute; it is for his benefit that this was donedas ist seinetwegen geschehen; to give somebody the benefit of the doubtim Zweifelsfall zu jds Gunsten entscheiden; we should give him the benefit of the doubtwir sollten das zu seinen Gunsten auslegen
(= allowance)Unterstützung f; (= sickness benefit)Krankengeld nt; (Brit: = child benefit) → Kindergeld nt; (= social security benefit)Sozialhilfe f; (Brit: = maternity benefit) → Wochengeld nt; (= insurance benefit)Versicherungsleistung f; old age benefitAltersrente f ? fringe benefits
(= special performance)Benefizveranstaltung f; (Theat also) → Benefiz (→ vorstellung f) nt; (Sport also) → Benefizspiel nt; it’s his benefites ist eine Benefizvorstellung für ihn
without benefit of clergyohne kirchlichen Segen
vtguttun (+dat), → nützen (+dat), → zugutekommen (+dat); (healthwise) → guttun (+dat)
viprofitieren (from, by von); (from experience also) → Nutzen ziehen (from aus); who will benefit from that?wem wird das nützen?; but how do we benefit?aber was nützt das uns?; he would benefit from a week offeine Woche Urlaub würde ihm guttun; I think you’ll benefit from the experienceich glaube, diese Erfahrung wird Ihnen nützlich sein or von Nutzen sein; a cure from which many have benefitedeine Behandlung, die schon manchem geholfen hat

benefit

:
benefit concert
nBenefizkonzert nt
benefit match
nBenefizspiel nt
benefit performance
nBenefizveranstaltung f

benefit

[ˈbɛnɪfɪt]
1. n
a.vantaggio, beneficio
the benefits of a good education → i vantaggi di una buona educazione
it might be of some benefit to you → potrebbe giovarti
for the benefit of one's health → per la propria salute
to give sb the benefit of the doubt → concedere a qn il beneficio del dubbio
b. (allowance) → indennità f inv, sussidio
unemployment benefit → indennità di disoccupazione
2. vitrarre vantaggio or profitto da
he'll benefit from it → ne trarrà beneficio or profitto
3. vtgiovare a, far bene a
a service which will benefit rich and poor → un servizio che gioverà sia ai ricchi che ai poveri

benefit

(ˈbenəfit) noun
something good to receive, an advantage. the benefit of experience; the benefits of fresh air and exercise.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈbenefited
1. (usually with from or by) to gain advantage. He benefited from the advice.
2. to do good to. The long rest benefited her.
give (someone) the benefit of the doubt
to assume that someone is telling the truth because one cannot be sure that he is not doing so.

benefited and benefiting have one t.

benefit

فَائِدَة, يَسْتَفِيدُ prospět, užitek nyde godt af, udbytte nützen, Vorteil όφελος, ωφελώ beneficiar, beneficio hyöty, hyötyä avantage, bénéficier imati koristi, korist beneficiare, beneficio 利益, 利益を得る 이익, 이익이 되다 profiteren, voordeel fordel, gagne korzyść, przynieść korzyść beneficiar, benefício выгода, приносить пользу förmån, gagna ผลประโยชน์, มีประโยชน์ต่อ yarar, yarar sağlamak được lợi, lợi ích 利益, 有益于

ben·e·fit

n. beneficio, favor; servicio, provecho;
allocation of ___ -sasignación de ___ -s.

benefit

n beneficio, bien m; for your — para su beneficio, por su bien
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When they rose she proposed to go, but Laurie said he had something more to show her, and took her away to the conservatory, which had been lighted for her benefit.
Victor laughed sardonically as he thanked his mother for her holy wish, of which he failed to see the benefit to anybody, except that it might afford her a more ample opportunity and license to talk herself.
Even your traditions make the case in my favor, Chingachgook," he said, speaking in the tongue which was known to all the natives who formerly inhabited the country between the Hudson and the Potomac, and of which we shall give a free translation for the benefit of the reader; endeavoring, at the same time, to preserve some of the peculiarities, both of the individual and of the language.
Nor did she misinterpret Phoebe's character, and the genial activity pervading it,--one of the most valuable traits of the true New England woman,--which had impelled her forth, as might be said, to seek her fortune, but with a self-respecting purpose to confer as much benefit as she could anywise receive.
And Douglas, with this, made a pause that, for the benefit of the company, moved me to throw in--
I doubt not the captain had this veracious picture taken for the benefit of his marines.
Of course there's no one to tell us whose fault that was," said Jerry, "and as long as I don't know I shall give him the benefit of the doubt; for a firmer, neater stepper I never rode.
Divers negroes, in very free-and-easy pantaloons, and with no redundancy in the shirt line, were scuttling about, hither and thither, without bringing to pass any very particular results, except expressing a generic willingness to turn over everything in creation generally for the benefit of Mas'r and his guests.
We must affect our country as our parents, And if at any time we alienate Out love or industry from doing it honor, We must respect effects and teach the soul Matter of conscience and religion, And not desire of rule or benefit.
I was the only one of our party who saw this grand sight; the others were attitudinizing, for the benefit of the long rank of young ladies who were promenading on the bank, and so they lost it.
The twins had accepted several invitations while the reception was in progress, and had also volunteered to play some duets at an amateur entertainment for the benefit of a local charity.
Soon Tom said that they were interfering with each other, and neither getting the fullest benefit of the tick.