verb (used with object), ben·e·fit·ed or ben·e·fit·ted, ben·e·fit·ing or ben·e·fit·ting.
verb (used without object), ben·e·fit·ed or ben·e·fit·ted, ben·e·fit·ing or ben·e·fit·ting.
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A benefit is something that is advantageous or good. When should you use benefit instead of advantage or profit? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
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The risks of opening are uncertain, but the benefits are clear.I’m an epidemiologist and a dad. Here’s why I think schools should reopen.|Benjamin P. Linas|July 9, 2020|Vox
One benefit of this setup, called a “stepped wedge trial,” is that it doesn’t relegate one block of individuals into a control group that goes without training for the duration of the study.There’s little evidence showing which police reforms work|Sujata Gupta|July 9, 2020|Science News
Unnecessary state occupational licenses—often costly, time-consuming, and offering little benefit to consumers—should be eliminated.4 ways to close America’s huge racial ‘opportunity gap’|matthewheimer|July 9, 2020|Fortune
There is one additional Flex 5G feature that sets it apart from competitors, and is both a big benefit and a big downside.Review: The Lenovo Flex 5G, the world’s first 5G laptop|Aaron Pressman|July 8, 2020|Fortune
Praising the benefits of physical exercise helps little when jogging in a nearby neighborhood could cost your life.These 5 numbers tell you everything you need to know about racial disparities in health care|matthewheimer|July 8, 2020|Fortune
Two-thirds of those who likely to benefit from the new policy are Mexican.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Not for the benefit of the harasser, of course, but for your own safety.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When the audience laughed he added that, “They think freedom would benefit them but they were cheated.”50 Shades of Iran: The Mullahs’ Kinky Fantasies about Sex in the West|IranWire, Shima Sharabi|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And in either case, “the significant benefit from allowing Wi-Fi hotspots outweighs these concerns.”How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Hence, there might be a net benefit, at least to some females, of breeding within the natal group,” the researchers speculate.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As he walked back to his hotel, his head was full of plans for the girl's transient pleasure and lasting benefit.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
These oral inanities only served to make Lyn give me the benefit of a look of amused wonder.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Once he permitted himself a digression, that he might point a moral for the benefit of his servant.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
This lesson in figures is given for the benefit of those who have not yet mastered Numeric Thinking.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
British Dictionary definitions for benefit
- an allowance paid by the government as for sickness, unemployment, etc, to which a person is entitled under social security or the national insurance scheme
- any similar allowance in various other countries
verb -fits, -fiting or -fited or esp US -fits, -fitting or -fitted
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see give the benefit.