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noun benefit pronunciation in American English /ˈbenəfɪt/
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pluralbenefits
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  1. 1
    [countable] [usually plural] extra money or other advantages that you get in addition to your salary from your employer as part of your job
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] an advantage you get from a situation

    The new sports facility will bring lasting benefit to the community.

    benefit for:

    Consider the potential benefits of the deal for the company.

    get/gain/receive a benefit:

    The costs involved would outweigh any benefits gained.

    derive a benefit from something:

    Even Liza derived little benefit from the changes.

    reap a benefit:

    The town was still reaping the benefits years after the movie’s release.

    be of benefit to someone/something:

    Not all competition is of benefit to the consumer.

    for someone’s benefit:

    Molly explained what was happening for my benefit.

    have the benefit of something:

    He has had the benefit of the best education money can buy.

  3. 4
    [countable/uncountable] British payment for people who are sick or unemployed
    on benefit:

    She’s been on unemployment benefit for six years.

    get/receive (a) benefit:

    families receiving benefit

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