1 [countable/uncountable] an advantage you get from a situation
The new sports centre 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 film’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.
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