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benefit

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈben·əˌfɪt/
a helpful or good effect: [C] It was a giveaway to the rich, he said, and not something that’s a benefit to most Americans. [U] She wanted her money to be used for the benefit of (= to help) poor children. social studies A benefit is also a helpful service given to employees in addition to their pay or to someone else who needs help: [C] health/medical benefits [C] I’m collecting unemployment benefits. A benefit is also a party or other event that has the purpose of raising money.
benefit
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈben·əˌfɪt/
[I] I have benefited greatly from her wisdom.
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