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Definition of benifit

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1. benefit [ n ] financial assistance in time of need

Used in print:

(The New York Times,...)

Other items on the agenda during the meetings , which are expected to continue through Saturday , concern television , rules changes , professional football 's hall_of_fame , players ' benefits and constitutional amendments .

Synonyms benefit Related Terms payment fringe_benefit disability_benefit sick_benefit death_benefit cost-of-living_benefit

2. benefit [ n ] something that aids or promotes well-being
Examples: : "for the common good"

Used in print:

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

The colonial period has generally left people believing that government can , if it wishes , provide all manner of services for them - and that with independence free_men do not have_to work to realize the benefits of modern life .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

The concentration of effective power in Rabat leads not_only to party bickering , but to distraction from local activity that might have had many auxiliary benefits in_addition to contributing to more meaningful elections .

The registration figures given in Table 2 must be interpreted with caution since the estimate for eligible electors were made without the benefit of a reliable census .

Synonyms benefit welfare Related Terms good sake advantage

3. benefit [ v ] derive a benefit from
Examples: "She profited from his vast experience"

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(The Nation, 193: 16...)

It contained , for_example , a_number_of curious admissions about the peasants , who enjoy no sickness_benefits , no old-age pensions , no paid holidays ; they still benefit far less_than the `` other '' 50 per_cent of the nation from_that `` welfare_state '' which the Soviet_Union so greatly prides itself on being .

(Lilian Pompian, "Tooth-Straightening Today"...)

`` The majority of children in the United_States could benefit by some form of orthodontic treatment '' , says Dr._Allan_G._Brodie , professor and head of the department of orthodontics at the University of Illinois and a nationally recognized authority in his field .

(Arthur S. Miller, "Toward a Concept of National...)

Thus , to cite but one example , the Pax_Britannica of the nineteenth century , whether with the_British navy ruling the seas or with the City of London ruling world finance , was strictly national in motivation , however much other nations ( e._g. , the United_States ) may have incidentally benefited .

(Rhode Island Development Council. Annual Report 1960....)

On the basis that all citizens of the state are entitled to benefit equally in the development of its resources , plans for the provision of essential services ( such_as water ) will be based on need regardless_of arbitrary political boundaries , within the framework of the state plan .

(Winfred Van Atta, Shock Treatment....)

It was just that she felt deeply about every patient on the ward and wanted to believe that they might benefit from their treatment there .

Synonyms benefit gain profit Related Terms get capitalize pyramid cash_in_on net profiteer

4. benefit [ v ] be beneficial for
Examples: "This will do you good"

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([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

Are you spending too much money on team uniforms that benefit only a_few employees ?

(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)

Dr._Isaacs was so pleased with the quality of her biographical study of Sara_Sullam that he considered submitting it to the Century_Magazine or Harper 's but he decided that its Jewish subject probably would not interest them and published it in The_Messenger , `` so our readers will be benefited instead '' .

(Committee for Economic Development, Distressed...)

If only state funds were used to pay for the vocational education , it could be argued that the state should not have_to bear the cost of vocational training which would benefit employers in other states .

Synonyms benefit do_good Related Terms help humanitarian

5. benefit [ n ] a performance to raise money for a charitable cause

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(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

The play for Saturday night was to be a benefit performance of The_Octoroon .

Synonyms benefit Related Terms performance benefit_concert

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