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noun [uncountable]     good pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    advantage, or benefit
    for the good of someone/something:

    Hartman should resign for the good of the party.

    for someone’s own good:

    I’m only punishing you for your own good.

    do someone good:

    I think a trip to the beach would do us all a lot of good.

    the common/general good (=benefit for everyone in society or in a group):

    The country’s natural resources should be used for the common good.

  2. 2
    morally correct behaviour

    The Internet can be a force for good by helping to spread knowledge.

    good and evil:

    the battle between good and evil

    1. a.

      the good

      people who behave in a morally correct way
  3. 3
    the pleasant part or aspects of something

    When you’re bringing up kids, you have to take the good with the bad.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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