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benefit

 
Noun benefit has 3 senses
  1. benefit - financial assistance in time of need
    --1 is a kind of
    payment
    --1 has particulars:
     cost-of-living benefit; death benefit; disability benefit; sick benefit, sickness benefit; fringe benefit, perquisite, perk
  2. benefit, welfare - something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the common good"
    --2 is a kind of good, goodness
    --2 has particulars: advantage, reward; sake, interest
    Derived forms: verb benefit2, verb benefit1
  3. benefit - a performance to raise money for a charitable cause
    --3 is a kind of
    performance, public presentation
    --3 has particulars: benefit concert
Verb benefit has 2 senses
  1. profit, gain, benefit - derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
    --1 is one way to get, acquire
    Derived form: noun benefit2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. benefit, do good - be beneficial for; "This will do you good"
    --2 is one way to help, aid
    Derived form: noun benefit2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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