benefit benefit  /ˈbɛ nə fɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) financial assistance in time of need
  2. (n) something that aids or promotes well-being
  3. (n) a performance to raise money for a charitable cause
  4. (v) derive a benefit from
  5. (v) be beneficial for

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Much has been written about the benefits of fish oil for the heart.
  2. Mario Tama Getty In Mercer's recent national survey of employers, overall health benefit costs rose 11.
  3. With no end in sight to the country's job market woes, the House has agreed to give the jobless in a majority of states another 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.

News

  1. Benefit Sunday at Triple Cross Cowboy Church

    The Christian Country Cares benefit concert is sponsored by Triple Cross Cowboy Church on Sunday, June 23 at 6 p.m. All proceeds will go to local charities to help victims of the May 15 tornado. Performers include Jeff Dugan, Tommy Brandt, Chuck Day, Hunter Cook, Mikayla Lynn, Charee’ White and Isaac Cole. The TC3 Band also will perform. There is no charge to attend.… Read the rest
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Hood County News

  2. Benefit softball tourney this weekend

    Bruce WhettenDouglas Dispatch A men’s benefit softball tournament is set to take place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to help a 16-year old with his medical bills.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Douglas Dispatch

  3. Benefit sale today to help with girl’s care

    A benefit yard sale and bake sale will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Brooks Detail, 620 N. Main St. Proceeds go to help defray medical expenses and personal bills for the family of Zamarie Whitfield.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Muskogee Phoenix

Quotes

  1. "I don't want to be part of the problem anymore. With the benefit of hindsight and a somewhat different perspective, I made some misjudgments. And of course, I can sit here and say all day long, 'If I could do it again I'd do something different,'...
    on May 20, 2010 By: Floyd Landis Source: ESPN.co.uk

  2. Clinton said, however, "We have noticed that the pirates are buying more and more sophisticated equipment. They're buying faster and more capable vessels. They are clearly using their ransom money for their benefit, both personally and on behalf of...
    on Apr 15, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: ABC News

  3. "Those who benefit from such acts are the enemies of humanity, the enemies of democracy, the enemies of openness," Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Thursday in Beirut, where he was paying his respects following the death of a leading...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: The Associated Press

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