benefit

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɛnɪfɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɛnəfɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(benə fit)


Inflections of 'benefit' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
benefits
v 3rd person singular
benefiting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
benefited
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
benefited
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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benefit

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [medical, work, maternity, public, unemployment, dental] benefits
  2. my [job, employer] provides [good, decent, great] benefits
  3. [apply for, be on, get, provide] unemployment benefits
  4. a [potential, significant] benefit
  5. wish I had better benefits
  6. would be a benefit [to, for] me
  7. would be an overall benefit
  8. would be a benefit to us both if
  9. will [say, repeat] it for your benefit
  10. created for [personal, financial, social] benefit
  11. for the benefit of those (of you) who
  12. [used, wanted] it for his own benefit
  13. [explain, outline, promote] the benefits of
  14. [reap, enjoy] the benefits of (a job well done)
  15. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt
  16. is a benefit of being [the son of the owner, an only child]
  17. is a benefit of having [a good savings, a decent income]
  18. that is the benefit of (not) [having, being]
  19. is a benefit that [would, could, should]
n as adj
  1. benefit [package, plans, payments, claimant]
  2. [cheat, work, exploit] the benefit system
  3. the benefits system
  4. benefit [concert, bake sale, run]
v
  1. benefit the [community, school, public]
  2. will benefit [the poor, users, members]
  3. [designed, continue, likely, expected] to benefit
  4. [users, members] will benefit
  5. [can, might, will] benefit
  6. benefit from [aid, intervention, cooperation, experience]
  7. (an estimated) [2 million] [people, users, patients] have benefited from
  8. [2 million] [people] are thought to have benefited (from)
  9. benefited in [recent, many, current, some]
  10. benefited through [increased, streamlined]
  11. benefited over the past [3 years]
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