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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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Let us give the benefit of the doubt to the people directly concerned.
But I am prepared to give the benefit of the doubt.
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Naturally, it is surely often fair to give the benefit of the doubt to this reason, which may, in fact, hide what is known as clinical depression, itself a serious and often debilitating state.