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Benefit vs. Profit

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Benefitnoun

An advantage; help or aid from something.

‘It was for her benefit.’; ‘His benefit was free beer.’;

Profitnoun

Total income or cash flow minus expenditures. The money or other benefit a non-governmental organization or individual receives in exchange for products and services sold at an advertised price.

Benefitnoun

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

Profitnoun

Benefit, positive result obtained.

‘Reading such an enlightening book on the subject was of much profit to his studies.’;

Benefitnoun

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

Profitnoun

(legal) In property law, a nonpossessory interest in land whereby a party is entitled to enter the land of another for the purpose of taking the soil or the substance of the soil (coal, oil, minerals, and in some jurisdictions timber and game).

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Benefitnoun

(obsolete) beneficence; liberality

Profitverb

(transitive) To benefit (somebody), be of use to (somebody).

Benefitverb

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

Profitverb

To benefit, gain.

Benefitverb

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

Profitverb

To take advantage of, exploit, use.

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Benefitnoun

An act of kindness; a favor conferred.

‘Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.’;

Profitnoun

Acquisition beyond expenditure; excess of value received for producing, keeping, or selling, over cost; hence, pecuniary gain in any transaction or occupation; emolument; as, a profit on the sale of goods.

‘Let no man anticipate uncertain profits.’;

Benefitnoun

Whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit.

‘Men have no right to what is not for their benefit.’;

Profitnoun

Accession of good; valuable results; useful consequences; benefit; avail; gain; as, an office of profit,

‘This I speak for your own profit.’; ‘If you dare do yourself a profit and a right.’;

Benefitnoun

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.

Profitverb

To be of service to; to be good to; to help on; to benefit; to advantage; to avail; to aid; as, truth profits all men.

‘The word preached did not profit them.’; ‘It is a great means of profiting yourself, to copy diligently excellent pieces and beautiful designs.’;

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Benefitnoun

Beneficence; liberality.

Profitverb

To gain advantage; to make improvement; to improve; to gain; to advance.

‘I profit not by thy talk.’;

Benefitnoun

Natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments.

Profitverb

To be of use or advantage; to do or bring good.

‘Riches profit not in the day of wrath.’;

Benefitverb

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.’;

Profitnoun

the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

Benefitverb

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

Profitnoun

the advantageous quality of being beneficial

Benefitnoun

financial assistance in time of need

Profitverb

derive a benefit from;

‘She profited from his vast experience’;

Benefitnoun

something that aids or promotes well-being;

‘for the common good’;

Profitverb

make a profit; gain money or materially;

‘The company has not profited from the merger’; ‘I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!’; ‘The company turned a loss after the first year’;

Benefitnoun

a performance to raise money for a charitable cause

Benefitverb

derive a benefit from;

‘She profited from his vast experience’;

Benefitverb

be beneficial for;

‘This will do you good’;

Benefitnoun

an advantage or profit gained from something

‘enjoy the benefits of being a member’; ‘the changes are of benefit to commerce’;

Benefitnoun

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’;

Benefitnoun

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’;

Benefitverb

receive an advantage; profit

‘the areas would benefit from regeneration’;

Benefitverb

bring advantage to

‘the bill will benefit Britain’;

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