benefit

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benefit is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
benefit


Benefit is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
benefit

Plural
benefits

  1. (countable) A benefit is something good that comes from something else.
    Although it was her idea, she received no benefit from the new program.
    With the new job comes many new benefits, such as dental and medical insurance.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
benefit

Third-person singular
benefits

Past tense
benefited

Past participle
benefited

Present participle
benefiting

Plain form
benefit

Third-person singular
benefits

Past tense
benefitted

Past participle
benefitted

Present participle
benefitting

  1. If you benefit from something, you get something good from it.
    My health has really benefitted from all the exercise I'm getting.

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