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English noun: benefit

1. benefit (possession) financial assistance in time of need


Broader (hypernym)payment


Narrower (hyponym)cost-of-living benefit, death benefit, disability benefit, fringe benefit, perk, perquisite, sick benefit, sickness benefit, stock option

2. benefit (attribute) something that aids or promotes well-being


SamplesFor the benefit of all.


Synonymswelfare


Broader (hypernym)good, goodness


Narrower (hyponym)advantage, interest, reward, sake

3. benefit (communication) a performance to raise money for a charitable cause


Broader (hypernym)performance, public presentation


Narrower (hyponym)benefit concert


English verb: benefit

1. benefit (possession) derive a benefit from


SamplesShe profited from his vast experience.


Synonymsgain, profit


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. benefit (possession) be beneficial for


SamplesThis will do you good.


Synonymsdo good


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)aid, help









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