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.
- benefit in kind,
- benefit of clergy,
- benefit of the doubt,
- benefit society,
Origin of benefit
Examples from the Web for 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|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
He noted that some retail stores that benefit from Christmas sales still instruct employees to wish customers “Happy Holidays.”
They embraced the notion of a growing America, whose economy could be expanded for the benefit of the majority.
She was always positive and tried to give them the benefit of the doubt.
"Tha mun tak 'em all thisen, an' then tha'll feel th' benefit on em," sed Jim.Yorksher Puddin'|John Hartley
In every way did I develop and benefit this my creation of a new town.The Mercy of Allah|Hilaire Belloc
In the following pages will be found ample recipes for the benefit of parties who take either view.Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery|A. G. Payne
We should only utter higher maxims so far as they can benefit the world.
The real Basine was a characterization he maintained for the benefit of others.Gargoyles|Ben Hecht
- 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.