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Definition 1: something that aids or promotes well-being - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where benefit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • for the benefit of all

Synonyms for benefit in the sense of this definition

(benefit is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of benefit ) benefit resulting from some event or action

"it turned out to my advantage" "reaping the rewards of generosity"

(... is a kind of benefit ) 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"

Definition 2: a performance to raise money for a charitable cause - [noun denoting communication]

(benefit is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of benefit ) a concert given for the benefit of some charitable cause

Definition 3: financial assistance in time of need - [noun denoting possession]

(benefit is a kind of ...) a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

(... is a kind of benefit ) 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"

(... is a kind of benefit ) a benefit that goes to anyone whose money receipts increase automatically as prices rise

(... is a kind of benefit ) insurance or pension money payable to a beneficiary of a deceased

(... is a kind of benefit ) insurance benefits paid in case of disability

(... is a kind of benefit ) money paid (by the government) to someone who is too ill to work

(... is a kind of benefit ) 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"

Definition 4: derive a benefit from - [verb of possession]

Samples where benefit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She profited from his vast experience

Synonyms for benefit in the sense of this definition

(benefit is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of benefit ) take advantage of or capitalize on

(... is a kind of benefit ) make an unreasonable profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods

(... is a kind of benefit ) draw advantages from

"he is capitalizing on her mistake" "she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover"

(... is a kind of benefit ) enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts

(... is a kind of benefit ) make as a net profit

"The company cleared $1 million"

Definition 5: be beneficial for - [verb of possession]

Samples where benefit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This will do you good

Synonyms for benefit in the sense of this definition

(benefit is a kind of ...) improve the condition of

"These pills will help the patient"

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