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.
Origin of benefit
Synonyms for benefit
Examples from the Web for benefit
Contemporary Examples of benefit
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
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
January 3, 2015
He noted that some retail stores that benefit from Christmas sales still instruct employees to wish customers “Happy Holidays.”A Field General in the War on Christmas
December 24, 2014
They embraced the notion of a growing America, whose economy could be expanded for the benefit of the majority.Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats
December 21, 2014
She was always positive and tried to give them the benefit of the doubt.Beaten By His Church for Being Gay
December 16, 2014
Historical Examples of benefit
When everything looked at its worst, then all seemed to change for our benefit.Explorations in Australia
To how many thousands of our countrymen has it proved a benefit?
They do not change the nature of truth and her capability and destiny to benefit mankind.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
She considered, giving him, after her kindly way, the benefit of the doubt.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Does every one who receives the sacraments derive a benefit from them?An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
- 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
Word Origin for benefit
late 14c., "good or noble deed," also "advantage, profit," from Anglo-French benfet "well-done," from Latin benefactum "good deed," from bene facere (see benefactor). Meaning "performance or entertainment to raise money for some charitable cause" is from 1680s.
late 15c., from benefit (n.). Related: Benefited; benefiting.
see give the benefit.