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
Related Words for benefitsprosperity, use, help, profit, assistance, perk, gain, interest, welfare, aid, asset, advance, pay, assist, serve, favor, further, promote, improve, account
Examples from the Web for benefits
Contemporary Examples of benefits
The benefits of incumbency are quite potent, especially in the all-important area of raising campaign funds.The Unbearable Whiteness of Congress
January 8, 2015
Indeed, study after study affirms the benefits of involved fatherhood for women and children.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
And it often travels so lightly that you can forget you are clothed in its benefits.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
Indeed, it's unclear what, if any, benefits the average Cuban will reap from increased diplomacy between the two countries.Castro's Hipster Apologists Want to Keep Cuba ‘Authentically’ Poor
December 18, 2014
While 15 miles per week has benefits, “the sweet spot is probably around 30 miles of running per week,” Williams argues.Running 15 Miles a Week Could Slash Alzheimer’s Risk
December 12, 2014
Historical Examples of benefits
As yet the good townsfolk are hardly alive to the benefits of a railway.The Roof of France
The benefits belong to all who are baptized and believe, because God has said so.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
I am that only Folly that so readily and indifferently bestows my benefits on all.The Praise of Folly
I could make the wind blow, but, like other magicians, I could not share in its benefits.Wilfrid Cumbermede
Everything which benefits one of the halves benefits the other.The Sexual Question
- 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
"financial support (especially for medical expenses) to which one is entitled through employment or membership," 1895, plural of benefit (n.).
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.