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 benefiting
Contemporary Examples of 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
November 20, 2014
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
October 29, 2014
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.
Historical Examples of benefiting
My mother is much better, and is benefiting greatly by the baths.The Bishop's Secret
They injure the stomach and health of the child, instead of benefiting it.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners
This is the most simple method of purifying, or "benefiting" silver.Mexico and its Religion
Robert A. Wilson
It is also quite distinct from expediency, or the idea of benefiting by an act.The Truth of Christianity
William Harry Turton
We have been blessed more than most men, and have the power, by our right use of these blessings, of benefiting our fellow-men.
- 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.