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[n] something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the common good"
[n] a performance to raise money for a charitable cause
[n] financial assistance in time of need
[v] derive benefit from
[v] be beneficial for; "This will do you good"


do good, gain, profit, welfare

Misc. Definitions

\Ben"e*fit\, n. [OE. benefet, benfeet, bienfet, F. bienfait, fr. L. benefactum; bene well (adv. of bonus good) + factum, p. p. of facere to do. See {Bounty}, and {Fact}.]
1. An act of kindness; a favor conferred. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. --Ps. ciii.

2. Whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit. Men have no right to what is not for their benefit. --Burke.
3. A theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company, but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use.
4. Beneficence; liberality. [Obs.] --Webster (1623).
5. pl. Natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments. [R.] ``The benefits of your own country.'' --Shak. {Benefit of clergy}. (Law) See under {Clergy}. Syn: Profit; service; use; avail. See {Advantage}.
\Ben"e*fit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Benefited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Benefitting}.] To be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit. I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them. --Jer. xviii.
\Ben"e*fit\, v. i. To gain advantage; to make improvement; to profit; as, he will benefit by the change.

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