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1 benefit /ˈbɛnəˌfɪt/ noun
plural benefits
1 benefit
/ˈbɛnəˌfɪt/
noun
plural benefits
Learner's definition of BENEFIT
: a good or helpful result or effect
[count]
[noncount]
: money that is paid by a company (such as an insurance company) or by a government when someone dies, becomes sick, stops working, etc.
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[noncount]
see also child benefit, death benefit, sickness benefit
[count] : something extra (such as vacation time or health insurance) that is given by an employer to workers in addition to their regular pay : fringe benefit
often used before another noun
[count] : a social event to raise money for a person or cause
often used before another noun

have the benefit of

: to be helped by (something) : to be able to use (something)

the benefit of the doubt

◊ When people give you the benefit of the doubt, they treat you as someone who is honest or deserving of trust even though they are not sure that you really are.

without the benefit of

or US without benefit of
: without the help of (something or someone)

with the benefit of

: with the help of (something) : by using (something)
2 benefit /ˈbɛnəˌfɪt/ verb
benefits; benefited also benefitted; benefiting also benefitting
2 benefit
/ˈbɛnəˌfɪt/
verb
benefits; benefited also benefitted; benefiting also benefitting
Learner's definition of BENEFIT
[+ object] : to be useful or helpful to (someone or something)
[no object] : to be helped often + from
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