An example of benefit is to make a donation to the community's volunteer fire department.
An example of benefit is to receive help after a serious illness.
Several benefits to good nutrition.
The field trip was of great benefit to the students.
Tax legislation for the benefit of the rich.
An example of a benefit is the action of creating a community playground.
An example of a benefit is the payment you receive from the insurance company if your house burns down.
An example of a benefit is a dinner intended to raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation.
The nurse explained the benefits of regular exercise.
An increase in welfare benefits.
You will benefit from her good example.
- A favorable judgment granted in the absence of full evidence.
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Origin of benefit
- Middle English from Old French bienfait good deed from Latin benefactum from benefacere to do a service benefaction
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Late Middle English benefytt, benefett, alteration (due to Latin bene-) of Middle English benfet, bienfet, bienfait (“good or noble deed”), from Anglo-Norman benfet (“well-done”), Middle French bienfait, from Old French bienfet, bienfait (“foredeal, favour”), from past participle of Old French bienfaire (“to do good, do well”), from bien (“well”) + faire (“to do”), modelled after Latin benefactum (“good deed”). More at benefactor.