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."

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Noun: welfare
Synonyms:
welfare , good , wellbeing, sake , interest , satisfaction , enjoyment , comfort , convenience , ease , relief , health
Sense: Noun: asset
Synonyms:
asset , advantage , help , aid , blessing , godsend, boon, gift , bonus , little extra, perk , mercy , small mercy, payoff , plus , plus point, strong point, good point, merit , strength , feature , forte
Sense: Noun: sth received in addition to wages
Synonyms:
fringe benefit, perk , bonus , bonus pay, sick pay, insurance , medical , medical insurance, dental, dental insurance, pension , 401k (US), perquisite (formal)
Sense: Noun: charitable affair
Synonyms:
benefit performance, benefit concert, benefit gig (informal), charity drive, charity gala, charity ball, charity dinner, fundraiser, fundraising event, donor dinner, donor lunch, telethon
Sense: Verb: be of help to
Synonyms:
advantage , help , aid , assist , profit (literary), avail (literary), serve , do sb good, be advantageous to, be to the advantage of, be helpful to, be of help to, be of use to, be useful to, be of service to, be beneficial to

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