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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.


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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