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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From a utilitarian’s standpoint, for example, whichever proposal will do the best job at maximizing benefit and limiting harm to all people is the best approach.Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? Ethicists are fiercely debating how to vaccinate billions of people.|Sigal Samuel|November 20, 2020|Vox
Both are guided by concerns about ethics, fairness, maximizing benefits, building trust and the greater public good.
The government has agreed to pay injury compensation benefits to nearly 3,500 federal employees on grounds that they contracted the novel coronavirus while at work, and has granted death benefits to survivors of 14 employees for that reason.Nearly 3,500 federal workers to get benefits for contracting the coronavirus at work|Eric Yoder|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Both are guided by concerns about ethics, fairness, maximizing benefits, building trust, and the greater public good.
These projects show clear returns on investment and benefits.
The Royal Family has benefited hugely from the American blood in its veins.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And ISIS no doubt has greatly benefited from the sorry condition of the present Iraqi army.
Perry has also benefited from the fact that the national media—the right-wing and the left-wing—seem to be in his corner.
Runaway corporations benefited from those policies but want U.S. companies to pay their share of the tab.The Democrats Have Found a New Boogeyman, and It’s Burger King|Tim Mak|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It subsequently emerged that Urdangarín benefited from millions of euro in Balearic government contracts awarded without bids.
In Ireland they have palpably and greatly benefited every class but the stockholders, and these they have well nigh ruined.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Lancashire and Cheshire had benefited much by Irish yarn, 4,000 hands being employed in weaving it at Manchester alone.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3)|Richard Bagwell
All felt that he had not only benefited England by these great measures, but all the world.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Give my love to Minnie, who, I hope, has benefited by the sea-breezes; and best regards to the doctor.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
A man of fine courage, simplicity, and passing honest, he was incapable of suspecting a tried friend whom he had benefited.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa|Edward Hutton
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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Idioms and Phrases with benefit
see give the benefit.