beneficial

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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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beneficial

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beneficial

adjective
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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
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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
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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)
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beneficial

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

a. beneficioso-a, favorable, provechoso-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

beneficial

adj beneficioso
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References in classic literature ?
We had to consider, first, whether our proposals were possible, and secondly whether they were the most beneficial?
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.
Attempts have been made to pervert this clause into an objection against the Constitution, by representing it on one side as a criminal toleration of an illicit practice, and on another as calculated to prevent voluntary and beneficial emigrations from Europe to America.
When I had inhaled this air freely, I sought the conduit pipe, which conveyed to us the beneficial whiff, and I was not long in finding it.
Will had given a disinterested attention to an intended settlement on a new plan in the Far West, and the need for funds in order to carry out a good design had set him on debating with himself whether it would not be a laudable use to make of his claim on Bulstrode, to urge the application of that money which had been offered to himself as a means of carrying out a scheme likely to be largely beneficial. The question seemed a very dubious one to Will, and his repugnance to again entering into any relation with the banker might have made him dismiss it quickly, if there had not arisen in his imagination the probability that his judgment might be more safely determined by a visit to Middlemarch.
"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 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.
If thou dost acknowledge this fairly and openly, thou shalt escape death and save me the trouble of inflicting it upon thee; if thou fightest and I vanquish thee, I demand no other satisfaction than that, laying aside arms and abstaining from going in quest of adventures, thou withdraw and betake thyself to thine own village for the space of a year, and live there without putting hand to sword, in peace and quiet and beneficial repose, the same being needful for the increase of thy substance and the salvation of thy soul; and if thou dost vanquish me, my head shall be at thy disposal, my arms and horse thy spoils, and the renown of my deeds transferred and added to thine.
You are of great use to me, Barbara, for you exercise a beneficial influence upon my life.
This was the more doubtful, because the English Parliament had long ago made laws which were intended to be very beneficial to England at the expense of America.
The thunder-shower had certainly had a most beneficial effect upon the weather, and the evening was most delightful.
Having finished my business, and feeling the lassitude and exhaustion incident to its dispatch, I felt that a protracted sea voyage would be both agreeable and beneficial, so instead of embarking for my return on one of the many fine passenger steamers I booked for New York on the sailing vessel Morrow, upon which I had shipped a large and valuable invoice of the goods I had bought.