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benefit

ben·e·fit

benefit

 
 
pronunciation:
be n fiht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: anything that does someone good or gives an advantage.
I'm sure you will get a lot of benefit from your education.
 
synonyms:
advantage, use
antonyms:
disadvantage, drawback, harm
similar words:
good
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: benefited, benefiting, benefits, benefitted, benefitting
definition: to gain something good.
My son benefited from the counselor's advice.
synonyms:
profit
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".