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 benefitting
Even though Hackney sees Democrats benefitting, he says initiatives like his should not be viewed as partisan.
Walgreens and Rite Aid—seeing the glowing publicity CVS is benefitting from—will quickly follow suit.The War on Smoking Didn’t Save My Mother’s Life, but It Could Save Many More|Joe Concha|February 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the economy recovers and tourism has begun taking off again (see Chicago hotel boom) Priceline is benefitting.
Pinterest Please support our Women in the World boutique, featuring products by, for and benefitting women.Women in the World Social Media Engagement: Get Social!|The Daily Beast|February 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is a high-dollar, mutually agreeable tango, benefitting the network and the players, just like the James special.
I think nothing is really pleasure as compared with the blessedness of benefitting others.The Harvest of Years|Martha Lewis Beckwith Ewell
The public is benefitting from an explosion of competition and new services.
It had been peopled after two or three winters which Mme. Bourjot had spent in Nice under pretext of benefitting her health.Rene Mauperin|Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
He was benefitting his race; and though I do not see much similarity between his case and yours, you had better go to Nova Zembla.The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 2|Robert H. Newell
It will be remembered that he stated his intention of benefitting Cibber by taking the Patent (see ante, p. 42).
- 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.