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Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.
Alan Autry

Meaning of "benefit" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BENEFIT

From Anglo-French benfet, from Latin benefactum, from bene facere to do well.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BENEFIT

benefit  [ˈbɛnɪfɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BENEFIT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Benefit is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb benefit in English.

WHAT DOES BENEFIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of benefit in the English dictionary

The first definition of benefit in the dictionary is something that improves or promotes. Other definition of benefit is advantage or sake. Benefit is also 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.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BENEFIT

PRESENT

Present
I benefit
you benefit
he/she/it benefits
we benefit
you benefit
they benefit
Present continuous
I am benefiting
you are benefiting
he/she/it is benefiting
we are benefiting
you are benefiting
they are benefiting
Present perfect
I have benefited
you have benefited
he/she/it has benefited
we have benefited
you have benefited
they have benefited
Present perfect continuous
I have been benefiting
you have been benefiting
he/she/it has been benefiting
we have been benefiting
you have been benefiting
they have been benefiting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I benefited
you benefited
he/she/it benefited
we benefited
you benefited
they benefited
Past continuous
I was benefiting
you were benefiting
he/she/it was benefiting
we were benefiting
you were benefiting
they were benefiting
Past perfect
I had benefited
you had benefited
he/she/it had benefited
we had benefited
you had benefited
they had benefited
Past perfect continuous
I had been benefiting
you had been benefiting
he/she/it had been benefiting
we had been benefiting
you had been benefiting
they had been benefiting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will benefit
you will benefit
he/she/it will benefit
we will benefit
you will benefit
they will benefit
Future continuous
I will be benefiting
you will be benefiting
he/she/it will be benefiting
we will be benefiting
you will be benefiting
they will be benefiting
Future perfect
I will have benefited
you will have benefited
he/she/it will have benefited
we will have benefited
you will have benefited
they will have benefited
Future perfect continuous
I will have been benefiting
you will have been benefiting
he/she/it will have been benefiting
we will have been benefiting
you will have been benefiting
they will have been benefiting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would benefit
you would benefit
he/she/it would benefit
we would benefit
you would benefit
they would benefit
Conditional continuous
I would be benefiting
you would be benefiting
he/she/it would be benefiting
we would be benefiting
you would be benefiting
they would be benefiting
Conditional perfect
I would have benefit
you would have benefit
he/she/it would have benefit
we would have benefit
you would have benefit
they would have benefit
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been benefiting
you would have been benefiting
he/she/it would have been benefiting
we would have been benefiting
you would have been benefiting
they would have been benefiting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you benefit
we let´s benefit
you benefit
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to benefit
Past participle
benefited
Present Participle
benefiting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BENEFIT


Buffett
ˈbʌfɪt
comfit
ˈkʌmfɪt
counterfeit
ˈkaʊntəfɪt
disbenefit
dɪsˈbenɪfɪt
E-FIT
ˈiːfɪt
fit
fɪt
fitt
fɪt
forfeit
ˈfɔːfɪt
keep-fit
ˌkiːpˈfɪt
misfit
ˈmɪsˌfɪt
nonprofit
nɒnˈprɒfɪt
outfit
ˈaʊtˌfɪt
profit
ˈprɒfɪt
prophet
ˈprɒfɪt
refit
riːˈfɪt
retrofit
ˈrɛtrəʊˌfɪt
soffit
ˈsɒfɪt
superfit
ˌsuːpərˈfɪt
unfit
ʌnˈfɪt
whiffet
ˈwɪfɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BENEFIT

beneficially
beneficialness
beneficiaries
beneficiary
beneficiate
beneficiation
benefit association
benefit club
benefit concert
benefit fraud
benefit in kind
benefit match
benefit of clergy
benefit payment
benefit performance
benefit society
benefiter
benefits agency
benefitted
benefitting

WORDS THAT END LIKE BENEFIT

befit
child benefit
cost-benefit
death benefit
defined-benefit
disablement benefit
Earnings Related Benefit
fringe benefit
housing benefit
incapacity benefit
industrial injury benefit
injury benefit
invalidity benefit
maternity benefit
retirement benefit
sickness benefit
single parent benefit
standard housing benefit
supplementary benefit
unemployment benefit
widow´s benefit

Synonyms and antonyms of benefit in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BENEFIT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «benefit» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of benefit

Translation of «benefit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BENEFIT

Find out the translation of benefit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of benefit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «benefit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

利益
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

beneficio
570 millions of speakers

English

benefit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लाभ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فَائِدَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

выгода
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

benefício
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সুবিধা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

avantage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Manfaat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vorteil
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

利益
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이익
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Entuk manfaat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lợi ích
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நன்மை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फायदा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yarar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

beneficio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

korzyść
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перевага
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

beneficiu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όφελος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voordeel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förmån
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fordel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of benefit

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BENEFIT»

The term «benefit» is very widely used and occupies the 3.562 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BENEFIT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «benefit» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «benefit» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about benefit

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10 QUOTES WITH «BENEFIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word benefit.
1
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
I think everyone must settle for what is in the parameter of their own rights. No one must have an evil intention toward the territorial benefit or integrity of other nations.
2
Buzz Aldrin
The biggest benefit of Apollo was the inspiration it gave to a growing generation to get into science and aerospace.
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Alan Autry
Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.
4
Amitabh Bachchan
I sometimes lament the fact that I do not have the benefit of a complete and ailment free body structure.
5
Michael Baden
That made me think I could contribute more to society by looking at people on the autopsy table and feeding back the findings so that lots of people could benefit, rather than just treating patients one at a time.
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Dennis C. Blair
The bottom line is these techniques have hurt our image around the world, the damage they have done to our interests far outweighed whatever benefit they gave us and they are not essential to our national security.
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John Bradshaw
The spiritual quest is not some added benefit to our life, something you embark on if you have the time and inclination. We are spiritual beings on an earthly journey. Our spirituality makes up our beingness.
8
Eli Broad
Without a doubt, stem cell research will lead to the dramatic improvement in the human condition and will benefit millions of people.
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Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
Any time you can give consumers more of what they want, it's a good thing. Unbundling the album is a good thing. In the case of music - because it is content that you can slice into songs - doing that is of huge benefit to consumers.
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Heather Brooke
If the public can't see justice being done, or afford the costs of justice, then the entire system becomes little more than a cozy club solely for the benefit of judges, lawyers and their lackeys, a sort of care in the community for the upper middle classes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BENEFIT»

Discover the use of benefit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to benefit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cost-benefit Analysis and Project Appraisal in Developing ...
Professor Kirkpatrick and Professor Weiss have prepared an insightful overview essay introducing the broad selection of work presented in this volume.
Colin H. Kirkpatrick, John Weiss, 1996
2
Benefit Realisation Management: A Practical Guide to ...
If you are investing heavily in change management, IT infrastructure or project working, then this book is a must-read that will justify its price many times over.
Mr Gerald Bradley, 2012
3
Cost-Benefit Analysis
The book begins with an extended elementary introduction written by the editors. This new book of readings covers all the main problems that arise in a typical cost-benefit exercise.
P. Richard G. Layard, Richard Layard, Stephen Glaister, 1994
4
Applied Methods of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Health Care
This book provides a comprehensive set of instructions and examples of how to perform a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) of a health intervention, with a particular focus on the use of stated preference survey methods to identify consumer ...
Emma McIntosh, 2010
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A Primer for Benefit-cost Analysis
Stated simply, it is the calculation of values for all the inputs and outputs from a project and then the subtraction of the first from the second. The authors goal here is to take the mystery out of the process.
Richard O. Zerbe, Allen S. Bellas, 2006
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Compensation and Benefit Design: Applying Finance and ...
This book contains a full chapter on HR key indicator reporting, and concludes with detailed coverage of trends in human resource accounting, and the deepening linkages between financial and HR planning.
Bashker D. Biswas, 2012
7
Cost-benefit Analysis for Public Sector Decision Makers
A unique presentation of the basics that are needed to understand cost-benefit analysis and put it to immediate use.
Diana Fuguitt, Shanton J. Wilcox, 1999
8
Applied Cost-benefit Analysis, Second Edition:
This edition will cement the book s place as a major and accessible text in the field and will be of great interest to graduate and undergraduate students of welfare economics and microeconomic theory, as well as government economists ...
Robert J. Brent, 2007
9
Death Benefit
Pia Grazdani is an exceptional yet aloof medical student working closely with Columbia University Medical Center’s premier scientist.
Robin Cook, 2012
10
Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis: Looking for ...
This book shows that cost-benefit analysis does not need to be an esoteric and arcane subject.
Ginés de Rus, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BENEFIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term benefit is used in the context of the following news items.
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A major makeup brand is under fire for body-shaming tweets
Now Benefit UK is apologizing for the tweets. ... In the same interview, her sister and co-founder, Jean Ford, said, "At Benefit we don't hate. «Business Insider, Jul 15»
2
Terminally ill benefit claimants asked when they expect to die, MP says
Terminally ill welfare claimants are being asked by benefit assessors when precisely they are expected to die, according to evidence seen by ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Trafficked woman challenges refusal to pay child benefit payments
The woman had missed about two and a half years of child benefit after her daughter was born in 2010 because she was living in the “shadow ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
4
The Guardian view on the benefit cap: a disgraceful policy that's …
His benefit cap wins glowing headlines, and so he was happy to promise a cut from £26,000 to £23,000 in the Conservative manifesto, and ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Kidney transplant benefit slated for Saturday
A benefit is established in Mason Herman's name at Central Minnesota Credit Union in Little Falls. The credit union can be reached at ... «Brainerd Daily Dispatch, Jul 15»
6
Social Security Q&A: Will My Benefit Increase if I Work Past 66?
Answer: The answer is yes, your retirement benefit can increase beyond Social Security's adjustment of your benefit for inflation. This reflects ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
7
The benefit cap didn't cause 30000 to get back into work
“Well you know when we introduced the benefit cap actually 30,000 people at least went into work because it's a cap that applies to people who ... «Full Fact, Jul 15»
8
Happy hour to benefit early childhood coalition
The Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Coalition is July's benefiting nonprofit organization for Prairie Bay Grill's Second Thursday Happy ... «Brainerd Daily Dispatch, Jul 15»
9
Jake Gyllenhaal screens 'Southpaw' to benefit film fest
Sunday's screening at the Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs was a benefit for the film fest. (For several years, Gyllenhaal's parents, Naomi ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
10
Two towns benefit from Main Street program
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – Ayden and Williamston are among nine communities in North Carolina achieving Main Street Status. “The new Main ... «WNCT, Jul 15»

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