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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


Synonymsgain


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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