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I UK [ˈbenɪfɪt] / US [ˈbenəfɪt] noun
Word forms "benefit":
singular benefit plural benefits
1) [countable/uncountable] an advantage you get from a situation

The new sports centre will bring lasting benefit to the community.

benefit for:

Consider the potential benefits of the deal for the company.

get/gain/receive a benefit:

The costs involved would outweigh any benefits gained.

derive a benefit from something:

Even Liza derived little benefit from the changes.

reap a benefit:

The town was still reaping the benefits years after the film's release.

be of benefit to someone/something:

Not all competition is of benefit to the consumer.

for someone's benefit:

Molly explained what was happening for my benefit.

have the benefit of something:

He has had the benefit of the best education money can buy.

Verbs frequently used with benefit as the object ▪  bring, derive, enjoy, gain, obtain, provide, reap, yield
2) [countable/uncountable] British money or other help that the government gives people who need financial help, for example because they do not have a job. The American word is welfare

housing/sickness/disability benefit

claim (a) benefit:

There has been an increase in the number of people claiming benefit.

get/receive (a) benefit:

families receiving benefit

on benefit:

She's been on unemployment benefit for six years.

a) [countable, usually plural] extra money or other advantages that you get in addition to your salary from your employer as part of your job

The benefits include medical insurance and a company car.

b) money or help that an insurance company gives to you
4) [countable] an event organized in order to make money for a person or a charity

a benefit concert/performance

II UK [ˈbenɪfɪt] / US [ˈbenəfɪt] verb
Word forms "benefit":
present tense I/you/we/they benefit he/she/it benefits present participle benefiting or benefitting past tense benefited or benefitted past participle benefited or benefitted
a) [intransitive] to get help or an advantage from something

Thousands of households could benefit under the scheme.

benefit from:

Patients have benefited greatly from this treatment.

stand to benefit (= be likely to benefit):

Unemployed people stand to benefit most from these policies.

b) [transitive] to help someone or give them an advantage

The system mainly benefited people in the south of the country.

English dictionary. 2014.

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