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Definition 1: the advantageous quality of being beneficial - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for profit in the sense of this definition

(profit is a kind of ...) the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

"the experience gave him the advantage over me"

(... is a kind of profit ) the quality of taking advantage

"she turned her writing skills to good account"

(... is a kind of profit ) the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit

Definition 2: the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses) - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for profit in the sense of this definition

(profit is a kind of ...) the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time

(... is a kind of profit ) (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation

(... is a kind of profit ) the amount added to the cost to determine the asking price

(... is a kind of profit ) (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold

(... is a kind of profit ) shameful profit

"he would sell his soul for filthy lucre"

(... is a kind of profit ) quick or easy earnings

"they are traders out to make a fast buck"

(... is a kind of profit ) a very large profit

(... is a kind of profit ) profit that occurs unexpectedly as a consequence of some event not controlled by those who profit from it

(... is a kind of profit ) the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock

(... is a kind of profit ) that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly

(profit is a part of ...) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

"he wanted his share in cash"

Definition 3: make a profit; gain money or materially - [verb of possession]

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

  • The company has not profited from the merger

Synonyms for profit in the sense of this definition

(profit is a kind of ...) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

"How much do you make a month in your new job?" "She earns a lot in her new job" "this merger brought in lots of money" "He clears $5,000 each month"

(... is a kind of profit ) make a lot of money

(... is a kind of profit ) make a satisfactory profit

"The company turned a nice dime after a short time"

(... is a kind of profit ) make a big profit; often in a short period of time

"The investor really cleaned up when the stock market went up"

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

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

  • She profited from his vast experience

Synonyms for profit in the sense of this definition

(profit 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 profit ) take advantage of or capitalize on

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

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

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

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

"The company cleared $1 million"

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