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 benefiting
How did this track with Avicii, “Divine Sorrow,” benefiting the RED campaign to fight AIDS come about?Wyclef Jean Talks Lauryn Hill, the Yele Haiti Controversy, and Chris Christie|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What the articles failed to mention was that it is only the extremely rich who were not benefiting from these policies.What Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Hillary Clinton|Heather Arnet|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Total receipts were $9,501,795, with expenses of $9,447,467 and $381,098 benefiting candidates.
Total receipts were $10,659,371, with expenses of $9,263,753 and $1,027,354 benefiting candidates.
Total receipts were $3,801,897, with expenses of $3,675,432 and $326,810 benefiting candidates.
Washington was a happy man, because he was engaged in benefiting his race.The Lincoln Year Book|Abraham Lincoln
Iron smelters are benefiting by the discovery of Bunsen, that 42 per cent.The Scientific Basis of National Progress|George Gore
They injure the stomach and health of the child, instead of benefiting it.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners|B.G. Jefferis
Youre just like the rest, trying to crack a joke at the expense of a grand scheme for benefiting our species.At War with Society or, Tales of the Outcasts|James McLevy
One of them was such poverty of mental calibre that the possessor was judged quite incapable of benefiting by the course.What Not|Rose Macaulay
- 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.