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benefit

ben·e·fit

benefit

 
pronunciation:
be n fiht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an object, action, or sum of money that improves someone's life; aid.
The company gives its workers benefits such as health insurance and vacation days.
similar words:
advantage, aid, asset, assistance, blessing, favor, gain, help, profit, relief, welfare
definition 2: anything that does someone good or gives an advantage.
It is to your benefit to get a college education.
 
synonyms:
advantage, boon, use
antonyms:
disadvantage, drawback, harm
similar words:
asset, convenience, gain, good, positive, profit
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: benefited, benefiting, benefits, benefitted, benefitting
definition 1: to be helpful to; have good results for.
I hope these gifts will benefit you.
synonyms:
help
antonyms:
damage, harm, hurt
similar words:
aid, assist
definition 2: to gain something good (usually followed by "from").
The sailors benefited from the captain's advice.
synonyms:
profit
antonyms:
suffer
Word Parts
The word benefit contains the following parts:
ben, bene, bon Latin root that means good, well
synonyms:
eu
antonyms:
mal, male
 
fac, fic, fec, fact, fect Latin root that means make, do
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This root is also the origin of the suffixes "-fy, -ify, -efy" and "-ification, -efaction".