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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benefit  \Ben"e*fit\,  v.  i. 
  To  gain  advantage;  to  make  improvement;  to  profit;  as  he 
  will  benefit  by  the  change. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benefit  \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. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benefit  \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. 
  10. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  benefit 
  n  1:  financial  assistance  in  time  of  need 
  2:  something  that  aids  or  promotes  well-being:  "for  the  common 
  good"  [syn:  {welfare}] 
  3:  a  performance  to  raise  money  for  a  charitable  cause 
  v  1:  derive  benefit  from  [syn:  {profit},  {gain}] 
  2:  be  beneficial  for  "This  will  do  you  good"  [syn:  {do  good}] 




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