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English noun: profit

1. profit (possession) the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

Synonymsearnings, lucre, net, net income, net profit, profits

Broader (hypernym)income

Narrower (hyponym)accumulation, cleanup, dividend, earning per share, fast buck, filthy lucre, gross profit, gross profit margin, killing, margin, markup, quick buck, windfall profit

Part holonympart, percentage, portion, share

2. profit (attribute) the advantageous quality of being beneficial


Broader (hypernym)advantage, vantage

Narrower (hyponym)account, gainfulness, lucrativeness, profitability, profitableness

English verb: profit

1. profit (possession) derive a benefit from

SamplesShe profited from his vast experience.

Synonymsbenefit, gain

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

Narrower (hyponym)capitalise, capitalize, cash in on, clear, net, profiteer, pyramid, sack, sack up, take advantage

2. profit (possession) make a profit; gain money or materially

SamplesThe company has not profited from the merger.

Synonymsturn a profit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in

Narrower (hyponym)clean up, line one's pockets, turn a nice dime, turn a nice dollar, turn a nice penny

Antonymsbreak even, turn a loss, lose

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