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
Examples from the Web for benefits
The benefits of incumbency are quite potent, especially in the all-important area of raising campaign funds.
Indeed, study after study affirms the benefits of involved fatherhood for women and children.
And it often travels so lightly that you can forget you are clothed in its benefits.
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|Michael Moynihan|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DailyBurn|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For benefits and advantages, however great and important, are what we have, and they perish with the using.Practical Ethics|William DeWitt Hyde
The art of conversation and the accompanying interchange of ideas and thought stimulus are to be numbered among the benefits.Society|Henry Kalloch Rowe
Will any one tell us that the Canadas confer on us benefits at all equivalent to this?Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
I have detailed the benefits which will accrue to me, and the trouble which will in all likelihood accrue to you.
The expense will be small, the benefits great and widely felt.Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador|William Wood
British Dictionary definitions for benefits
- 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
Idioms and Phrases with benefits
see give the benefit.