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benefit

1) n. any profit or acquired right or privilege, primarily through a contract. 2) in worker's compensation the term "benefit" is the insurance payment resulting from a fatal accident on the job, while "compensation" is for injury without death. 3) in income taxation, anything that brings economic gain. 4) "fringe benefits" are rights from employment other than salary or wages, including health or disability insurance. 5) v. to gain a benefit. (See: contract)

benefit

(Betterment), noun accommodation, assistance, avail, behoof, benefaction, comfort, enjoyment, expediency, gain, good, gratification, interest, pleasure, profit, promotion, relief, return, satisfaction, solace, success, succor, usufruct, utility, utilization, welfare, well-being, worth
Associated concepts: beneficial use, benefit of clergy, benefit of counsel, benefit of creditors, benefit of estate, benefit of the bargain, benefit of third person
Foreign phrases: In favorabilibus magis attenditur quod prodest quam quod nocet.In things favored, what is beneeicial is more regarded than what is harmful. Privatum innommodum publico bono pensatur. Private inconvenience is compensated for by public benefit.

benefit

(Conferment), noun aid, award, benefaction, beneficience, benevolence, bequest, bestowal, bonus, boon, charity, compensation, contribution, courtesy, devise, donation, endowment, favor, gift, good turn, kindness, largess, legacy, liberality, oblation, offering, offertory, philanthropy, present, presentation, remittance, reward, subsidy, subvention
Associated concepts: benefit certificate
Foreign phrases: Invito beneficium non datur.A benefit is not conferred upon a person against his will. Privilegium est beneficium personale, et extinguitur cum persona. A privilege is a personal benefit, and is extinguished with the death of the person. Omnes licentiam habere his quae pro se indulta sunt, renunciare. All are free to reeounce those privileges which have been allowed for their benefit.
See also: accommodate, advantage, aid, assistance, avail, behalf, bonus, capitalize, contribution, dividend, donation, edge, edification, endowment, favor, function, gain, gift, grant, help, largess, organize, output, preference, prerogative, priority, privilege, proceeds, profit, promote, promotion, realize, reap, recourse, reward, service, use, utility, value, welfare, worth

BENEFIT. This word is used in the same sense as gain (q. v.) and profits. (q. v.) 20 Toull. n. 199.

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Teammates seemed willing to give Bradley the benefit of the doubt, even if he did hurt their cause.
I wanted to give DeMornay the benefit of the doubt but not only did her pathetic, trembling voice quickly get on my nerves she acted as lawyer-like as I do.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and others gave the industry the benefit of the doubt.
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It's hard, I know, but I do think you need to let this one go and give your wife the benefit of the doubt.
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An R&A spokesman said: "I think Benjamin will be given the benefit of the doubt.