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benefit

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Noun

Singular
benefit

Plural
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  1. An advantage, help or aid.
  2. A payment made in accordance with an insurance policy or a public assistance scheme.
  3. A performance, etc, given to raise funds for some cause.

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Verb

Infinitive
to benefit

Third person singular
benefits

Simple past
benefited or benefitted

Past participle
benefited or benefitted

Present participle
benefiting or benefitting

to benefit (third-person singular simple present benefits, present participle benefiting or benefitting, simple past and past participle benefited or benefitted)
  1. (transitive) To be a benefit (to someone).
  2. (intransitive) To be a benefit.

Usage notes

  • Benefiting and benefited are more common, with benefitting and benefitted being a minor variant especially in the US.

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