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Benefit vs. Consequence — What's the Difference?

Benefit vs. Consequence — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Benefit and Consequence

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Benefit

An advantage or profit gained from something
Enjoy the benefits of being a member
The changes are of benefit to commerce
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Consequence

Something that logically or naturally follows from an action or condition.
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Benefit

A payment made by the state or an insurance scheme to someone entitled to receive it
Part-time jobs supplemented by means-tested benefits
Families on benefit
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Consequence

A punishment or negative repercussion
"Sometimes a cousin's first child was born six months after the wedding.
Aside from a moment's tsk-tsk, there were no consequences" (Donald Hall).
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Benefit

An event such as a concert or game that is intended to raise money for a particular player or charity
A benefit gig
The social season was highlighted by debutante balls and charity benefits
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Consequence

A logical conclusion or inference.
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Benefit

Receive an advantage; profit
The areas would benefit from regeneration
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Consequence

Importance in rank or position
Scientists of consequence.
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Benefit

Something that promotes or enhances well-being; an advantage
The nurse explained the benefits of regular exercise.
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Consequence

Significance; importance
An issue of consequence.
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Benefit

Help; aid
The field trip was of great benefit to the students.
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Consequence

That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause.
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Benefit

A payment made by a government agency or insurance company to qualifying persons in time of need
An increase in welfare benefits.
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Consequence

A result of actions, especially if such a result is unwanted or unpleasant.
I'm warning you. If you don't get me the report on time, there will be consequences.
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Benefit

A form of compensation, such as paid vacation time, subsidized health insurance, or a pension, provided to employees in addition to wages or salary as part of an employment arrangement. Also called fringe benefit.
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Consequence

A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.
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Benefit

A public entertainment, performance, or social event held to raise funds for a person or cause.
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Consequence

Chain of causes and effects; consecution.
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Benefit

(Archaic) A kindly deed.
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Consequence

Importance with respect to what comes after.
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Benefit

To be helpful or useful to.
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Consequence

The power to influence or produce an effect.
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Benefit

To derive benefit
You will benefit from her good example.
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Consequence

(especially when preceded by "of") Importance, value, or influence.
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Benefit

An advantage; help or aid from something.
She can't read, so the voice recording was made for her benefit.
Exposure to cutting-edge technologies is one of the benefits of the job.
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Consequence

(transitive) To threaten or punish (a child, etc.) with specific consequences for misbehaviour.
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Benefit

(insurance) A payment made in accordance with an insurance policy or a public assistance scheme.
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Consequence

That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.
Shun to taste,And shun the bitter consequence.
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Benefit

An event, such as a theatrical performance, given to raise funds for some cause.
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Consequence

A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.
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Benefit

(obsolete) beneficence; liberality
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Consequence

Chain of causes and effects; consecution.
Such fatal consequence unites us three.
Link follows link by necessary consequence.
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Benefit

Intended audience (as for the benefit of).
The whole scene was staged for his benefit, and it completely fooled him.
Since my wife is Canadian, whenever we have dinner with my family, they keep bringing up anything they've heard about Canada lately for her benefit.
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Consequence

Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction.
It is a matter of small consequence.
A sense of your own worth and consequence.
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Benefit

(transitive) To be or to provide a benefit to.
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Consequence

A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon;
The magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
His decision had depressing consequences for business
He acted very wise after the event
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Benefit

(intransitive) To receive a benefit (from); to be a beneficiary.
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Consequence

The outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual;
That result is of no consequence
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Benefit

An act of kindness; a favor conferred.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
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Consequence

Having important effects or influence;
Decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself
Virtue is of more moment that security
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Benefit

Whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit.
Men have no right to what is not for their benefit.
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Benefit

A theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company, but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use.
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Benefit

Beneficence; liberality.
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Benefit

Natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments.
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Benefit

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.
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Benefit

To gain advantage; to make improvement; to profit; as, he will benefit by the change.
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Benefit

Financial assistance in time of need
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Benefit

Something that aids or promotes well-being;
For the common good
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Benefit

A performance to raise money for a charitable cause
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Benefit

Derive a benefit from;
She profited from his vast experience
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Benefit

Be beneficial for;
This will do you good
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