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English definition of “profit”

profit

verb [I]     /ˈprɒfɪt/
to earn money from something: profit by sth/doing sth Traders can profit by buying the stocks back later at lower prices.profit from sth/doing sth Many companies will profit from the fall in interest rates.
to gain an advantage from something: profit from sth/doing sth I profited enormously from working with her.
(Definition of profit verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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