Another word for benefits

Another word for benefits DEFAULT


Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen).


A sum of money in addition to salary that is given to a professional athlete for signing up with a team.


An increase in amount or degree:


Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.


Giving a sense of reward, or return


Something, such as money, given or received as payment or reparation, as for a service or loss.


The definition of salubrious is something healthy or pleasant.


The definition of charitable is being kind, forgiving and generous and helping those in need.


Any form of employee compensation provided in addition to wages or base salary, as a pension, insurance coverage, vacation time, etc.


The definition of a dividend is a sum that is to be divided, or a gift or bonus.


The time spent in the military, as in, “in the service of one’s country.”


Right for the purpose; fitting in regard to circumstances


To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show.


(Comput.) To start (a computer) and prepare for use by loading automatically (the operating system) into memory, as from a disk


The definition of an exhibition is a large public showing or display of art, products or athletic skills.


To improve the quality or condition of


A peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor; a right or immunity not enjoyed by others or by all; special enjoyment of a good, or exemption from an evil or burden; a prerogative; advantage; franchise; preferential treatment.

for a good or worthy cause

donor dinner


Rhythmic movement of the body and feet, ordinarily to music


An event, usually for the benefit of a charity or public institution, including entertainment and the sale of goods; a bazaar:


A shop for selling various kinds of goods



To wait upon (someone) at table; to set food and drink in front of, to help (someone) to food, meals etc. [from 13th c.]


The definition of advantageous is a person, place, or thing which is favorable or which is better than most.


To work with as a helper or assistant


To tend or lead (to an effect); contribute


To bring military help to (a besieged town); to lift the seige on. [from 16th c.]


Damage or loss, especially to reputation or finances; detriment:

benefit performance


The definition of behalf means in place of or for someone or something.



The definition of aid means to provide help or to provide some item or advice that will make something easier or that will solve a problem.


(Intransitive) To become better; to improve.



To involve the interest, or concern, of; have an effect upon


To make jaunty or smart in appearance


To put into service or employ for a purpose:


(Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:

charity ball

donor lunch


A show; display; presentation


To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better:

good turn

An act or gesture that helps another person; a favor.


The act of indulging oneself, or giving way to one's own desires


A lottery in which a number of persons buy chances to win a prize.


To be of use, help, worth, or advantage (to), as in accomplishing an end


(Intransitive) To provide assistance.


To present something as a gift to:


Immoral or unjust effects:


To hinder is defined as to restrain or hold something back.


(Archaic) Kind feeling; affection; goodwill


A compulsory tax or payment exacted by some English sovereigns without the consent of Parliament.


1. benefit

noun. ['ˈbɛnəfɪt'] financial assistance in time of need.

  • sick benefit
  • state benefit
  • government benefit
  • social security
  • unemployment benefit
  • benefit payments
  • cost-of-living benefit
  • perk
  • payment
  • disability benefit
  • death benefit
  • fringe benefit
  • perquisite
  • welfare
  • top out
  • break even
  • lose
  • fall back

Words that Rhyme with Benefit

  • buffett
  • duffett
  • forfeit
  • langfitt
  • maffett
  • moffet
  • moffett
  • moffit
  • moffitt
  • parfitt
  • proffit
  • proffitt
  • profit
  • profitt
  • reffett
  • reffitt
  • smurfit
  • stuff-it

How do you pronounce benefit?

Pronounce benefit as ˈbɛnəfɪt.

US - How to pronounce benefit in American English

UK - How to pronounce benefit in British English

Example sentences of the word benefit

1. Verb, base form
This also allows you to benefit from the firsthand accounts of other students' experiences.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Older or ill people would not get benefit under this plan and would likely be better off without it.

Quotes containing the word benefit

1. Inner-life questions are the kind everyone asks, with or without benefit of God-talk: 'Does my life have meaning and purpose?' 'Do I have gifts that the world wants and needs?' 'Whom and what shall I serve?' 'Whom and what can I trust?' 'How can I rise above my fears?'
- Parker Palmer

2. There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
- Miguel de Cervantes

3. At least one reason for trying to live lives that make a difference is that by so living, we hope we will not be forgotten by those who benefit from our trying to make a difference. Yet to try to insure we will not be forgotten too often results in desperate manipulative strategies that are doomed to fail.
- Stanley Hauerwas

2. benefit

verb. ['ˈbɛnəfɪt'] derive a benefit from.

  • profit
  • gain
  • reap benefits
  • make the most of
  • exploit
  • put to good use
  • reap financial reward
  • capitalize
  • profiteer
  • net
  • cash in on
  • clear
  • pyramid
  • capitalise
  • profit
  • get
  • sack up
  • take advantage
  • acquire
  • disadvantage
  • unprofitableness
  • reduce
  • loss

3. benefit

noun. ['ˈbɛnəfɪt'] something that aids or promotes well-being.

  • good
  • sake
  • interest
  • welfare
  • well-being
  • advantage
  • comfort
  • ease
  • goodness
  • reward
  • convenience
  • help
  • aid
  • assistance
  • avail
  • satisfaction

4. benefit

verb. ['ˈbɛnəfɪt'] be beneficial for.

5. benefit

noun. ['ˈbɛnəfɪt'] a performance to raise money for a charitable cause.

  • public presentation
  • benefit concert
  • proximate
  • bottom out
  • stay in place
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Benefit refers to anything that promotes the welfare or improves the state of a person or group: a benefit to society.Advantage refers to anything that places one in an improved position, especially in coping with competition or difficulties: It is to one&#;s advantage to have traveled widely.Profit refers to any valuable, useful, or helpful gain: to one’sintellectual profit.


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How to use benefit in a sentence

As he walked back to his hotel, his head was full of plans for the girl's transient pleasure and lasting benefit.


These oral inanities only served to make Lyn give me the benefit of a look of amused wonder.


Once he permitted himself a digression, that he might point a moral for the benefit of his servant.




nounfinancial retribution, payment of claim

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[ ben-uh-fit ]

/ ˈbɛn ə fɪt /


something that is advantageous or good; an advantage: He explained the benefits of public ownership of the postal system.

a payment or gift, as one made to help someone or given by an employer, an insurance company, or a public agency: The company offers its employees a pension plan, free health insurance, and other benefits.

a theatrical performance or other public entertainment to raise money for a charitable organization or cause.

Archaic. an act of kindness; good deed; benefaction.

verb (used with object),ben·e·fit·ed or ben·e·fit·ted,ben·e·fit·ing or ben·e·fit·ting.

to do good to; be of service to: a health program to benefit everyone.

verb (used without object),ben·e·fit·ed or ben·e·fit·ted,ben·e·fit·ing or ben·e·fit·ting.

to derive benefit or advantage; profit; make improvement: He has never benefited from all that experience.



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Idioms about benefit

    for someone's benefit, so as to produce a desired effect in another's mind: He wasn't really angry; that was just an act for his girlfriend's benefit.

Origin of benefit

–; late Middle English benefytt, benefett (noun), alteration (with Latinized first syllable) of Middle English b(i)enfet, benefait<Anglo-French benfet,Middle French bienfait<Latin benefactum good deed; see bene-, fact


ben·e·fit·er,ben·e·fit·ter,nounpre·ben·e·fit,verb,pre·ben·e·fit·ed or pre·ben·e·fit·ted,pre·ben·e·fit·ing or pre·ben·e·fit·ting.self-ben·e·fit,nounself-ben·e·fit·ing,self-ben·e·fit·ting,adjective


Words nearby benefit

beneficence, beneficent, beneficial, beneficiary, beneficiate, benefit, benefit in kind, benefit of clergy, benefit of the doubt, benefits, benefit society Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc.


What are other ways to say benefit?

A benefit is something that is advantageous or good. When should you use benefit instead of advantage or profit? Find out on 

Words related to benefit

prosperity, use, help, profit, assistance, perk, gain, interest, welfare, aid, asset, advance, pay, assist, serve, favor, further, promote, improve, pay off

How to use benefit in a sentence

  • The risks of opening are uncertain, but the benefits are clear.

    I’m an epidemiologist and a dad. Here’s why I think schools should reopen.|Benjamin P. Linas|July 9, |Vox

  • One benefit of this setup, called a “stepped wedge trial,” is that it doesn’t relegate one block of individuals into a control group that goes without training for the duration of the study.

    There’s little evidence showing which police reforms work|Sujata Gupta|July 9, |Science News

  • Unnecessary state occupational licenses—often costly, time-consuming, and offering little benefit to consumers—should be eliminated.

    4 ways to close America’s huge racial ‘opportunity gap’|matthewheimer|July 9, |Fortune

  • There is one additional Flex 5G feature that sets it apart from competitors, and is both a big benefit and a big downside.

    Review: The Lenovo Flex 5G, the world’s first 5G laptop|Aaron Pressman|July 8, |Fortune

  • Praising the benefits of physical exercise helps little when jogging in a nearby neighborhood could cost your life.

    These 5 numbers tell you everything you need to know about racial disparities in health care|matthewheimer|July 8, |Fortune

  • Two-thirds of those who likely to benefit from the new policy are Mexican.

    Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, |DAILY BEAST

  • Not for the benefit of the harasser, of course, but for your own safety.

    Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, |DAILY BEAST

  • When the audience laughed he added that, “They think freedom would benefit them but they were cheated.”

    50 Shades of Iran: The Mullahs’ Kinky Fantasies about Sex in the West|IranWire, Shima Sharabi|January 1, |DAILY BEAST

  • And in either case, “the significant benefit from allowing Wi-Fi hotspots outweighs these concerns.”

    How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, |DAILY BEAST

  • “Hence, there might be a net benefit, at least to some females, of breeding within the natal group,” the researchers speculate.

    Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, |DAILY BEAST

  • As he walked back to his hotel, his head was full of plans for the girl's transient pleasure and lasting benefit.

    Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson

  • Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume , November 3, |Various

  • These oral inanities only served to make Lyn give me the benefit of a look of amused wonder.

    Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair

  • Once he permitted himself a digression, that he might point a moral for the benefit of his servant.

    St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini

  • This lesson in figures is given for the benefit of those who have not yet mastered Numeric Thinking.

    Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)

British Dictionary definitions for benefit


something that improves or promotes

advantage or sakethis is for your benefit

  1. an allowance paid by the government as for sickness, unemployment, etc, to which a person is entitled under social security or the national insurance scheme
  2. any similar allowance in various other countries

(sometimes plural)a payment or series of payments made by an institution, such as an insurance company or trade union, to a person who is ill, unemployed, etc

a theatrical performance, sports event, etc, to raise money for a charity

verb-fits, -fitingor-fitedorespUS-fits, -fittingor-fitted

to do or receive good; profit

Word Origin for benefit

C from Anglo-French benfet, from Latin benefactum, from bene facere to do well

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Other Idioms and Phrases with benefit

see give the benefit.

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Synonyms of benefit in English:


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1‘they improved the station for the benefit of customers’


good, sake, interest, welfare, well-being, satisfaction, enjoyment, advantage, comfort, ease, convenience

help, aid, assistance, avail, use, utility, service

2‘the benefits of massage are endless’


advantage, reward, merit, good point, strong point, strength, asset, plus, plus point, bonus, boon, blessing, virtue

perk, fringe benefit, additional benefit, added extra

usefulness, helpfulness, convenience, advantageousness, value, profit

formal perquisite


disadvantage, drawback

3‘there is new hope for those who are dependent on benefit’


social security payments, social security, state benefit, unemployment benefit, government benefit, benefit payments, public assistance allowance, welfare, insurance money, sick pay, pension

charity, donations, gifts, financial assistance

informal the dole

Scottish informal the buroo, the broo


1‘they came to a compromise that benefited all parties’


be advantageous to, be beneficial to, be of advantage to, be to the advantage of, profit, do good to, be of service to, serve, be useful to, be of use to, be helpful to, be of help to, help, aid, assist, be of assistance to

better, improve, strengthen, boost, advance, further

2‘she benefited from a credit and loan scheme’


profit, gain, reap benefits, reap financial reward, make money

make the most of, exploit, turn to one's advantage, put to good use, do well out of

informal cash in, make a killing

Benefits of Being Bilingual in English

There is no door in the bedroom, only a curtain, and I, carefully, trying not to frighten me out, crept to. The door. Against the background of a light window, two bodies on the bed looked incredibly beautiful.

Now discussing:

Well, give in to him. Here. Or on the couch again. Pasha decided everything for her.

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