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Benefit \Ben"e*fit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Benefited; p. pr. & vb. n. Benefitting.] To be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit.

I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
--Jer. xviii. 10.


alt. (present participle of benefit English) vb. (present participle of benefit English)

  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 "benefitting".

But out of Roosevelt’s private rage and malice and, yes, malignant evil, he could not bear that anyone else might ever get credit for benefitting the world.

It was not even clear just what groups within the Nation (or without) were benefitting from the changed interpretations of Federal law and resource allocation.

Although he doubted that anyone was trying to close down the base, or that someone was benefitting from the current allocation practices, there was no doubt in his mind that no one in the I.

Self-deception was the worst of all things, Adam had often said, benefitting neither agent nor patient, and she must remember that and all his other wise words.