Definition of benifit
1. benefit [ n ] financial assistance in time of needUsed 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"
(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"
(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"
([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 causeUsed in print:
(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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