• (America) enPR: bĕn'əfĭt, IPA: /ˈbɛn.ə.fɪt/


  1. An advantage; help or aid from something.
    It was for her benefit.   His benefit was free beer.
  2. (insurance) A payment made in accordance with an insurance policy or a public assistance scheme.
  3. An event such as a performance, given to raise funds for some cause.
  4. (obsolete) beneficence; liberality
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benefit (benefits, present participle benefiting; past benefited, past participle benefited)

  1. (transitive) To be or to provide a benefit to.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Jeremiah 18:10 ↗:
      I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
  2. (intransitive) To receive a benefit (from); to be a beneficiary.
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