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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Benefit \Ben"e*fit\, noun [OE. benefet, benfeet, bienfet, F. bienfait, fr. L. benefactum; bene well (adv. of bonus good) + factum, p. p. of facere to do. See {Bounty}, and {Fact}.]

1. An act of kindness; a favor conferred.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. --Ps. ciii. 2.

2. Whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit.

Men have no right to what is not for their benefit. --Burke.

3. A theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company, but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use.

4. Beneficence; liberality. [Obs.] --Webster (1623).

5. pl. Natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments. [R.] "The benefits of your own country." --Shak.

{Benefit of clergy}. (Law) See under {Clergy}.

Syn: Profit; service; use; avail. See {Advantage}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Benefit \Ben"e*fit\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Benefited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Benefitting}.] To be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit.

I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them. --Jer. xviii. 10.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Benefit \Ben"e*fit\, verb (used without an object) To gain advantage; to make improvement; to profit; as, he will benefit by the change.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

benefit

noun

1: financial assistance in time of need

2: something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the benefit of all" [syn: {benefit}, {welfare}]

3: a performance to raise money for a charitable cause

verb

1: derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience" [syn: {profit}, {gain}, {benefit}]

2: be beneficial for; "This will do you good" [syn: {benefit}, {do good}]


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