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alt. (en-past of: benefit) vb. (en-past of: benefit)

  1. n. financial assistance in time of need

  2. something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the common good" [syn: welfare]

  3. a performance to raise money for a charitable cause

  4. [also: benefitting, benefitted]

  1. v. derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience" [syn: profit, gain]

  2. be beneficial for; "This will do you good" [syn: do good]

  3. [also: benefitting, benefitted]


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Usage examples of "benefitted".

The Mutual Credit Society had considerably developed itself: he must, they thought, have benefitted largely by the circumstance.

And is our father really the only man who benefitted by these millions?

They'd supported the research, benefitted from the knowledge it produced, so they felt a measure of responsibility.

For one thing, they were much larger than their ancestors—although small as sapient spiders went—having benefitted from the same mutational chemistry that made that sort of size possible for sapient arthropods elsewhere.

And the Souls that are in Tune with the Cosmos are benefitted by these World Movements.

Men like Vittori Santorini and Gust Ordwyn used fools like Courtland and Jankovitch, in an under-the-table handshake that benefitted everyone involved.

If Harlis benefitted, and assumed it was all for his own benefit, well—that was a cheap profit, and he had never scorned a cheap profit in his life.

The enormous social advances of China have benefitted greatly from the singleness of ideology and purpose .

But she had particular areas that she followed and a healthy list of clients who benefitted from the leads, referrals, and inside information that she was able to provide.

And naturally the KT retirement fund has benefitted not inconsiderably.

In an 1854 treatise on the office and duties of coroners, it was noted that while it may be illegal to publish evidence that could prove important in the trial, these facts were routinely published anyway and benefitted the public.