HyperDic: benefit

English > 5 senses of the word benefit:
NOUNpossessionbenefitfinancial assistance in time of need
attributebenefit, welfaresomething that aids or promotes well-being
communicationbenefita performance to raise money for a charitable cause
VERBpossessionbenefit, profit, gainderive a benefit from
possessionbenefit, do goodbe beneficial for
benefit > pronunciation
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English > benefit: 5 senses > noun 1, possession
Meaningfinancial assistance in time of need.
Narrowercost-of-living benefitA benefit that goes to anyone whose money receipts increase automatically as prices rise
death benefitinsurance or pension money payable to a beneficiary of a deceased
disability benefitinsurance benefits paid in case of disability
fringe benefit, perquisite, perkAn incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)
sick benefit, sickness benefitmoney paid (by the government) to someone who is too ill to work
stock optionA benefit given by a company to an employee in the form of an option to buy stock in the company at a discount or at a fixed price
BroaderpaymentA sum of money paid or a claim discharged
Spanishprestación, subsidio
English > benefit: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningSomething that aids or promotes well-being.
Example"for the benefit of all"
Narroweradvantage, rewardbenefit resulting from some event or action
sake, interestA reason for wanting something done
Broadergood, goodnessThat which is pleasing or valuable or useful / useful
Spanishbeneficio, provecho
Catalanbenefici, profit
Adjectivesbeneficialpromoting or enhancing well-being
Verbsbenefitderive a benefit from
benefitbe beneficial for
English > benefit: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA performance to raise money for a charitable cause.
Narrowerbenefit concertA concert given for the benefit of some charitable cause
Broaderperformance, public presentationA dramatic or musical entertainment
Spanishespectáculo benéfico
Catalanespectacle benèfic
English > benefit: 5 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningderive a benefit from.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsprofit, gain
Narrowercapitalize, capitalise, take advantageDraw advantages from
cash in ontake advantage of or capitalize on
net, sack, sack up, clearmake as a net profit
profiteermake an unreasonable profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods
pyramidenlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Spanishadquirir, aprovecharse, aprovechar, beneficiarse, beneficiar, ganar, obtener frutos, sacar provecho, sacar ventaja
Catalanafavorir, aprofitar-se, beneficiar-se, beneficiar
Nounsbenefitsomething that aids or promotes well-being
English > benefit: 5 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningBe beneficial for.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymdo good
Broaderhelp, aidimprove the condition of
Adjectivesbeneficentdoing or producing good
Nounsbenefitsomething that aids or promotes well-being

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