- Noun: benefit benufit
- Financial assistance in time of need
- Something that aids or promotes well-being
"for the benefit of all"
- A performance to raise money for a charitable cause
Derived forms: benefiting, benefited, benefitting, benefits, benefitted
ACCRUED BENEFITS, CAFETERIA BENEFIT, COST BENEFIT, DEATH BENEFIT, DEFINED BENEFIT, FLEXIBLE BENEFIT, FRINGE BENEFIT, INCAPACITY BENEFIT, SICKNESS BENEFIT, SOFT BENEFIT, STATE BENEFIT, UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT, WELFARE BENEFIT
a helpful and useful effect that sth has:
Internet shopping has real benefits for both the consumer and the environment.
We want our shareholders to derive (= get) full benefit from the deal.
The new regulations will be of benefit to everyone concerned.
Consumers in Europe are reaping the benefits (= enjoying the results) of the single currency.
The long-term benefits far outweigh the short-term risks.
We need to weigh up (= compare) the costs and benefits of the scheme.
a potential/real/tangible benefit
◆ a big/great/huge/significant benefit
◆ an immediate/a long-term/short-term benefit
◆ economic/financial/tax benefits
◆ to derive/get/receive a benefit
money that is paid to people who are unemployed, ill, etc., by the government or through a system of insurance
HELP NOTE In American English the plural benefits is often used in this meaning:
He receives social security benefits as a result of an accident at work.
◆ (BrE) Are you entitled to claim unemployment benefit?
◆ (AmE) The number of Americans claiming jobless benefits has risen sharply.
The insurance plan will pay you substantial cash benefits if you are disabled as the result of an accident. ⇨ WELFARE
❖ disability/pension/retirement benefits
◆ to apply for/claim/get/qualify for/receive benefits
3 (HR ) [C, usually pl.]
the advantages that you get from your company in addition to the money you earn:
The company offers a competitive benefits package.
We are finding it difficult to continue to provide the same level of employee benefits
■ verb (-t- or -tt-)
1 [no obj]
to be in a better position because of sth:
Small businesses have benefitted from the changes in the law.
The telecoms sector has benefitted from Vodacom's strong performance.
2 [+ obj]
to have a helpful or useful effect on sb/sth:
The new tax laws will benefit people on low wages.
See defined benefit, fringe benefits, housing benefit, marginal benefit, means-tested benefits, sickness benefit, social security benefits, Supplementary Benefit, unemployment benefit, and universal benefit.
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- the new railway will benefit the district.
- this is essential for our mutual benefit.
- everyone will then be able to benefit from it.
- the flowers were a fringe benefit.
- such description has many benefits.
- beneficiary meaning
- beneficiary, primary | beneficiary | primary | primary beneficiary | meaning
- beneficiary, secondary | beneficiary | secondary | secondary beneficiary | meaning
- beneficiate meaning
- beneficiation meaning
- benefit album meaning
- benefit by sth meaning
- benefit concert meaning
- benefit cost ratio (bcr) meaning
- benefit dollar meaning