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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
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part of speech: verb
inflections: benefits, benefiting, benefitting, benefited, benefitted
definition: to gain something good.
My son benefited from the counselor's advice.
synonyms:
profit
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