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verb benefit pronunciation in British English /ˈbenɪfɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybenefit
he/she/itbenefits
present participlebenefiting or benefitting
past tensebenefited or benefitted
past participlebenefited or benefitted
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  1. [intransitive] to get help or an advantage from something
    Thousands of households could benefit under the scheme.
    benefit from: Patients have benefited greatly from this treatment.
    stand to benefit (=be likely to benefit): Unemployed people stand to benefit most from these policies.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to help someone or give them an advantage
      The system mainly benefited people in the south of the country.

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